Government in Ancient Egypt
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What is a Pharaoh?
The Pharaoh was a ruler in Ancient Egypt. He was the ruler of the upper and lower part of Ancient Egypt. He owned all the land, made laws, collected taxed, and defended Egypt against foreigners. The Pharaoh also held the two titles 'Lord of the two lands' and 'High Priest of Every Temple'. The word Pharaoh is the Greek form of the Egyptian 'Pero' or 'per-a-a', which was the designation for the royal residence.
What is the Social Pyramid?
The Social Pyramid was basically a way to organize all of the social classes in Ancient Egypt. For instance, If you were a Pharaoh than you were at the very top, but if you were a laborer or a slave/peasant than you were at the bottom. If you were at the top than there was probably not too many of you and you were a little more valuable, while there are probably more slaves down at the bottom than Pharaoh at the top.