Egyptian Pharaohs Research Paper

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Camacho 1 Ramon Camacho Ms.Peña English 11 May 2015 Egyptian Pharaohs Pharaohs were the most important and powerful people in their Egyptian kingdom. They were the head of the government and high priest of all the temples. The people of Egypt considered the pharaohs to be a half-man, half-god. The pharaohs had their own pyramids. The word pharaoh means “Great House” in Egypt. “The Ancient Egyptians didn’t refer to their kings as Pharaohs. The word Pharaoh comes from the language of Greek and was used by the Greeks and Hebrews to refer to the Kings of Egypt”. Today, we also use the word Pharaoh when referring to the kings of Egypt. Even…show more content…
The largest and biggest, the Great Pyramid at GIZA, was built by a pharaoh named Khufu, around 2585 B.C.( As “Lord of the Two Lands” the pharaohs were the rulers of the Upper and Lower Egypt. They owned all of the land, made laws, collected taxes, and defended Egypt and its people against foreigners.As “High Priest of Every Temple”, the pharaohs represented the gods on planet Earth. They performed rituals and built temples to honour the gods.Many pharaohs went into war when their land was threatened or when they wanted to control foreign lands. If the pharaohs won the battle, the vanquish people had to recognise the Egyptian pharaoh as their ruler and give him the most finest valuable goods from the their own land(

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