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The Government of Ancient Egypt
Transcript of The Government of Ancient Egypt
People's rights within an Absolute Monarchy in Ancient Egypt
Who is in charge?
Ancient Egypt had a social pyramid. The highest ranking was the pharaohs. This made the pharaohs all powerful. The pharaohs could tell everyone what to do. Pharaohs were considered Gods and were believed to have the ability to even rule in the afterlife.
King Tutankhamun (King Tut)
Absolute Monarchy is when a government has one ruler and that ruler has all power over the people.
Ruled in the 18th Dynasty
Was 9 years old when he became ruler
Died at the age of 19
Restored the balance between the people and the Gods
Lifted the ban on temples
Restored the priesthood
Built a new temple
Moved the capital back to Thebes
All social classes (except slaves) in Ancient Egypt basically had
equal rights. Men and women had rights to own and sell properties, make contracts, and marry and divorce. People also had the right to take their issues to court.