Many scholars have recorded a list of about 170 known pharaohs, although The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York puts the list at slightly more than 190. According to that list, the first pharaoh was Zanakht who ruled from 2649 B.C. until 2630 B.C. The final pharaoh was Cleopatra VII, who ruled from 51 B.C. to 30 B.C.Know More
There was often several rulers of ancient Egypt at the same time. For example, Cleopatra VII, the final pharaoh of Egypt, ruled jointly with her brothers, latterly, with her infant son.
The pharaohs of Egypt are split up into historical periods:
The daily life of Egyptian pharaohs typically involved attending meetings, accepting gifts, paying tribute to the chief god known as Amen-Re, touring the city and performing a ceremony in the temple. Egyptian pharaohs were surrounded by slaves, servants and officials throughout the day.Full Answer >
In ancient Egypt, pharaohs typically ate loaves of bread, fruits, vegetables, beef, figs and fine wine. They dined with their wives and children. Guests joined the pharaohs during dinner parties that involved dining and dancing.Full Answer >
Most times, ancient Egyptian pharaohs wore fine linen aprons or kilts, known as a shendyt. To display their power, prestige and association with the gods, pharaohs wore different clothes than the nobles and common people. First found in the 4th Dynasty, these kilts were covered with fine accordion pleating and wrapped counter-clockwise around the king's body. On their feet, pharaohs wore elaborate sandals made of feathers.Full Answer >
Cleopatra had four children, according to Discovery. One was a son fathered by Julius Caesar. The other three, two boys and a girl, she had with Mark Antony.Full Answer >