Essay On The Ancient Egyptian Social System

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Throughout history, most early civilizations have had a social order, or more commonly known as a caste system. However, one of the best known social systems is the hierarchy of ancient Egypt. The pyramid, which was used to be the final resting place for the Pharaohs and their queens, resembles the structure of their society. Beginning at the tip of the pyramid are the Pharaohs, the rulers of ancient Egypt, and at the base is the servants and slaves. There is a significant divide between each class, however, all of the classes from Pharaoh to slaves gave gifts to the gods (Egyptian Social). Although there are many differences between the lifestyles, the tip of the pyramid is just as equally as important as the base. Commonly known, at the tip of the pyramid is the Pharaoh. They were the rulers and religious leaders of ancient Egypt and were sometimes believed to be gods in human form by the lower classes (Egyptian Social). The Pharaoh’s also held the title of “Lord of the two lands”, which translates to the ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt (Pharaoh). Since the lower classes believed the pharaohs were gods, the kings of Egypt …show more content…
The government officials usually consisted of the Pharaoh’s family members, the nobles and priests (The Social or Egyptian Social). The highest position after the Pharaoh is the vizier, which is the pharaoh’s right hand man or sometimes appointed the high priest of Amun-Ra, the king of the egyptian gods (Pharaoh). The vizier supervised the political administrations, such as agriculture, finances, judicial, military, architectural, and religions of Egypt and all of the official documents had to have been reviewed by him and signed with his seal before they were deemed appropriate (Pharaoh). Also, they governed the taxation system, oversaw the water and food supply, settled disputes between the nobles, and the safety regarding the royal family

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