Kingdom of Egypt
By Matthew Rodriguez
The most famous symbols of Ancient Egypt were the pyramids, most of the were built during the Old Kingdom. They were built at tombs for the past rulers of Egypt for when they died, they sometimes placed traps in the pyramids because they would sometimes place treasures with the bodies.
The Pharaohs and Egyptian Bureaucracy
The king was known as the Pharaoh (head of the Government). The term means "great house", they has the most power in Egypt. They owned the land and the Country. The king (pharaoh) was too big to rule Egypt along so he established a bureaucracy, a highly structured organization manged by officials were the pharaoh's relatives.
Th Middle Kingdom
Eventually the kings in the Old Kingdom lost power when the Middle Kingdom came a long. Local nobles began to assert their own authority over the pharaoh. The government of Old Egypt collapsed around 2100 BC, in about 2055 BC a new dynasty came into power and began the Middle Kingdom.