Ancient Egypt's beginnings -- The pharaoh -- The great royal wife -- The vizier -- The division of power -- Maat in ancient Egypt -- Crime and courts -- The army -- The navy -- A rigid system.
Ancient Egypt was not a great empire at its outset, yet over time it became united under rulers called pharaohs. Each pharaoh was believed to be an incarnation of the god Horus. Readers will learn how this tie between Ancient Egypt's government and its religion helped forge an empire. They will also learn about the basics of Ancient Egyptian laws and draw parallels between the ancient world and today.