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What was the role of a pharaoh in ancient Egypt yo?


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September 24, 2015 10:02PM

The Pharaoh's Earthly responsibilities o Direct the civil administration o Command and control the army o Protect the people and keep peace and order o Make all laws, and sometimes make decisions in in the courts o Order tax collection o Manage building, mining, trade and irrigation The Pharaoh's Divine responsibilities o Act as chief priest o Keep the gods happy so the Nile flooded every year o Appoint priests o Oversee religious ceremonies and festivals o Build temples to honour the gods Perform religious duties
Being the 'High Priest of Every Temple', pharaoh represented the gods on Earth. He performed the rituals and built temples to honor the gods.