Friday, August 21, 2009


The title of Pharaoh was not solely a personal honorific. Literally it means "great house" so the power of the Pharaoh extended to those who served him. It is somewhat akin to the "Crown" in England and the "Presidency" in the US. He was the Egyptian Chief of State. Servants were referred to as "arms". Their power came from the Pharaoh whose power ultimately came from the gods.

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