A Day in the Life of the Pharaoh

A Day in the Life of the Pharaoh

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Storyboard Description

See what a day in the life of the Pharaoh is like by reading about how they spent their morning, afternoon and evening on a typical day in Ancient Egypt.

Storyboard Text

  • I just woke up, but because I'm the Pharaoh, I was only alone for a few minutes. My servants clean and dress me, then cover me in gold adornments. I am getting ready to hold my daily meetings.
  • My meetings are held in the "audience chamber" where people bow to the ground for me upon entering. In attendance at my meetings are elite noblemen, generals discussing military affairs and ambassadors offering tributes from foreign countries. Once our meetings are done, I get ready to go to the temple.
  • While at temple, I must pray to the god Amen-Re. Although I don't like doing it, Egypt could lost it's divine order, be thrown into chaos, and it would be my fault. I don't want to take that chance.
  • After temple (where a bull was sacrificed to honor the gods), I go back to my palace for lunch. Then I hop in my chariot for a tour of the city where crowds gather for hours to see their divine ruler - me! It sure is exhausting, so I go home for some much welcomed quiet.
  • The last activity of my day is returning to temple in the late afternoon for a ceremony that signifies the setting of the sun and the end of the day.
  • When I leave the temple I return home to my palace. I usually go to sleep early so I can look my best as the divine majesty in the morning!
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