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Vizier in Ancient Egypt


In the Egyptian kingdom, the vizier was the second most powerful official. Usually picked from the ranks of the scribes, the vizier was the pharaoh’s most trusted advisor. He oversaw many of the key functions of government including building projects, the state archives, and the state judiciary system.

Step pyamid designed by Viier Imhotep  
Mastaba of Vizier Mehou
Imhotep designed step pryamid of Djoser
Image from Mastaba of Vizier Mehou


Egyptian Social Pyramid

Pharaoh    Vizier    Nobles   Scribes   Government Workers

Workers    Farmers    Peasants & Slaves

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