Ancient Egypt Analysis

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Ancient Egypt, located in the North-East end of Africa, was a complex civilization because it had all of the important civilization indicators. Ancient Egypt used the seven indicators regularly, which are well-organized government, complex religion, specialized skills and jobs, long-distance trade, social classes, record keeping, and cities.

Well Organized Government

Every complex society needs a well-organized government, and the Pharaoh, the concept of Ma’at, and some of the classes were all a part of it. One example that shows how well organized Egypt’s government was that it had a Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was the supreme leader that controlled the government, religion, and Egypt itself. At the early stages of the Pharaohs, there was a code that everyone follows willingly called the concept of Ma’at. The concept of Ma’at states balance, truth, and order in the world, which, at this time, the concept declares that everyone, including slaves, is treated equally personally or publicly, according to the article Egypt: Law and Legal System in Ancient Egypt. That helped the government to be fair but tough at the same time when handling problems. To get everything organized, the government created a social hierarchy, which sorts out the class level in the government. After the Pharaoh comes the government officials, such as the Nobles/Viziers/Priests, then Soldiers and Scribes, They are in the higher class. Following that, Merchants, Craftsmen, Farmers and Slaves.
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