What was the difference between common people and elites?
The Egyptians kept writing records using a writing system know as hieroglyphics.Some writing was preserved on stone or clay,and some was preserved on papyrus, a paper- like product made from freed fiver.Papyrus is a very fragile,but due to the hot and dry climate of Egypt,a few papyrus documents have survived.
How did rulers use religion to support their positions?
Egyptian rulers used the idea of divine kingship and cunstructed monumeantal architecture to demonstrate and maintain power
How might a writing system like hieroglyphics have helped rulers gain and maintain political power?
they were able to keep some writing preserved on stone or clay,to show ther power