The rulers of ancient Egypt were called pharaohs.
The word ‘pharaoh’ means great house and some people even considered the pharaoh to be a god.
The pharaoh was the most important, powerful person in Egypt.
Tutankhamun is one of the most famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt. He was only 8 or 9 when he became ruler and is often known as the ‘boy king’.
Ramesses II was pharaoh for over 60 years and in that time, he fathered 156 children.
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