Ancient Egyptian Government Facts

Carving of Maya overseer of the treasury
Maya overseer of the treasury

Introduction - Ancient Egyptian Government

Almost everyone has heard of the powerful Egyptian Pharaohs and how they ruled over ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh was indeed the supreme ruler, however, as we will explain on this page, the ancient Egyptian government involved numerous subordinates who aided the Pharaoh with governing this ancient civilization. These advisors and officials made up the royal court and, since religion was an important part of ancient Egyptian life, many were where priests. The interesting, kid-friendly, list of facts on this page provides information on what type of government ancient Egypt had, who the important people were in the government, and how religion and government were intertwined in this society.

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Ancient Egyptian Government - Vizier

Ancient Egyptian Government - Nomarks

Ancient Egyptian Government - Treasurer

General of Armies

Other Government Facts