Ancient Egyptian Nile River Valley
People towards the base of the pyramid suffered worse consequences for their wrong-doings than those of a higher political stance.
This is what is believed to be Smenkhkare, Tutankhamun's older brother.
Mummies have been preserved for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians.
In ancient Egypt, the people believed in many gods such as Anubis, Osiris, and Horus. Their religion was both polytheistic and ethical. Although the ancient Egyptians believed that their pharaoh was a god and a king, they worshiped these gods and others. The ancient Egyptians also believed in the afterlife, and that when you died you would need all of your earthly possessions there with you. So, when someone died in ancient Egypt, they were buried in tombs with all of their belongings. It was believed that once you died, you would be judged based upon how you lived your life on earth. If your behavior and actions were poor, your soul would be eaten by a crocodile headed dog called "The Eater Of The Dead". But if you lived a good life, you would spend eternity in paradise.
Ancient Egyptian society used forms of money before using coinage in the first millennium B.C. The Egyptians used non-coin forms of silver and gold currency. The earliest forms of money in Egypt were not based on metals, but rather based on a barter exchange of everyday goods. Ancient Egyptian governments centralized harvests in state warehouses. Grain harvesters would deposit their grain into the central warehouses for security and convenience. The depositors could then withdraw a particular lot of grain when they wanted to make a purchase. Sometimes the deposits into these Egyptian grain banks were voluntary and other times it was required by the King. Written orders for grain withdrawal could be used to pay tax collectors, priests, and merchants.