Modern systems of government, with their divisions of responsibilities between a powerful individual and various councils, had precursors in ancient Egyptian civilization. Consider the United Kingdom, with a monarch, a prime minister and a parliament. In ancient Egypt, these roles had similar divisions, with a pharaoh, a governor, and a council of elders for administration. For more insight into these similarities, see this article on this website.
When we see the development of divided government in modern countries, we’re seeing an evolution of principles developed in ancient Egypt. Do you have comments or questions about this subject? Feel free to join the conversation, below.