The king of ancient Egypt, we generally call it Pharaoh, what does Pharaoh mean? Why is the supreme ruler of ancient Egypt called Pharaoh?
The word “Pharaoh”, which is a Hebrew transliteration in Egyptian, whose hieroglyphic writing is the meaning of a large house. In the era of the ancient kingdom of Egypt (about 2686 to 1181), the word “Pharaoh” refers only to the royal palace and does not involve the king itself. In the New Kingdom’s Eighteenth Dynasty, Thutmose III (1514 BC – 1425 BC), “Pharaoh” began to be used by the king himself, and gradually evolved into a respect for the king. After the twenty-second dynasty (before 945 to 730), it became the official title of the king. It is customary to refer to the king of ancient Egypt as Pharaoh.
Pharaoh was the supreme ruler of ancient Egypt. He claimed to be the son of the sun god Amon. He was the agent and avatar of God on the earth, and the subjects made it worship like God. At the same time, as a slavery autocratic monarch, Pharaoh has mastered the military, political, judicial and religious powers of the country and has supreme rights. After Pharaoh’s death, his body was made into a dry corpse, the “mummy”, placed in the tomb inside the pyramid.