Ancient Egyptian Goverment

Aidan Liss, Block 3

Pharaoh

Pharaoh (not the Pharaoh) was the ruler of Egypt, he owned everything. They not only political leader but religious ones as well. Sons of the Pharaoh went through training so they could become good Pharaohs when there father passed.

Government Officials

These where the most powerful people in Egypt beside Pharaoh. There was a large number of government officials who helped run Egypt, but the highest government official was the Vizier, who reported directly to the Pharaoh daily with reports on the happenings around Egypt.

Social Classes

In Egypt the people where divided into social classes, or a social pyramid. At the bottom were peasants or slaves than farmers than craftsmen than scribes and soldiers than government officials and priests and finally, at the top the Pharaoh