The most powerful person in ancient Egypt was the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was the political and religious leader of the Egyptian people .

The Pharaoh represented the gods on the Earth, he performed ritual and built temples to honour the Gods.

Many Pharaohs wents to war when their land was threatened or when they wanted to control foreign lands. If the Pharaoh won the battle. The conquered people had to recognise the Egyptian Pharaoh as their ruler and offer him the finest and most valuable goods from their land.