• Society
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  • Egyptian Pharaohs

  • Comparison between Egyptian Pharaohs and democratic Presidents

    Criteria Egyptian Pharaoh President in Liberal Democracy
    ImagesEgyptian Pharaoh Democratic President
    Social Status The pinnacle of Egyptian society, a god in Earth - an incarnation of Horus the falcon god A common citizen
    Access to power The ascent of the throne was the succession of the eldest son of a dead Pharaoh, Sometimes the heir's coronation as a co-regent prior to the father's death was performed Universal elections
    Duration of Rule Lifetime Limited by law and election mandate
    Administrative power Supreme Power, the Pharaoh himself was the figure upon whom the whole administrative structure of the state rested. These god Pharaohs usually commanded tremendous resources, was the head of the civil administration and the supreme warlord Distribution of power between different State institutions
    Titles The kings of Egypt were not called Pharaohs by the Egyptians. The title of "Pharaoh" actually comes to us from the Greek language and its use in the Old Testament. In Egypt a whole range of titles were used for a full statement of a Pharaoh's name and title, these included:
    - The living Horus
    - Lord of the Two Lands
    - High Priest of every temple
    Representative of the people
    Responsibilities The Pharaoh was subject to grave responsibilities, he was tasked with keeping the order and defeat the enemies of the country. making sufficient offerings and otherwise satisfying the gods so that they would bless Egypt with a bountiful Nile flood. failure at these tasks meant a weakening of the state, and in some cases, such as at the end of the Old Kingdom, this failure lead to a complete collapse of the country. Responsible for state affairs according to mandate, but performance constantly monitored by the people and State institutions
    Judgment of Rule Worshipped during his reign and after his death, never judged - few exceptions occurred when dead Pharaohs were defamed by succeeding rival Pharaohs such as Akhenaten and Hatshepsut Subject to criticism during and after his rule

    Royal Regalia

    Crook and Flail - Royal Authority

    Crook and Flail

    The Uraeus

    Uraeus

    The White Crown - Hedjet

    White Crown

    The Red Crown - Deshret

    Red Crown

    The Double Crown - Pschent

    Double Crown

    The Nemes Crown

    Nemes Crown