Ancient Egyptian Vizier


The vizier in ancient Egypt was the most powerful position after that of king. Known as the djat, tjat, or tjati in ancient Egyptian, a vizier was the equivalent of the modern-day prime minister of the nation who actually saw to the day-to-day operation of the government in all its aspects.

More about: Ancient Egyptian Vizier


  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    The office of vizier is created during the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Approximate duration of the position of royal vizier in ancient Egypt.
  • 30 BCE - 646 CE
    The office of vizier is abolished during the Roman Period in Egypt.