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In addition, these leaders came to power and maintained their control in their own unique ways. Ancient Egyptian civilization developed in the delta and valley regions of the Nile River, isolated and protected by vast deserts on either side. Both the military and the priesthood are sometimes considered separate classes in the social structures of ancient Egypt, but their members came from all strata of society.

Pages: 150

Publisher: Yale Egyptological Seminar (October 8, 2013)

ISBN: 0974002569

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