During the Middle Ages, the Chinese enjoyed a higher standard of living than almost any other contemporary nation. This high standard of living was made possible by their stable civilization, which for the most part had remained unbroken for centuries. While Europe was amid dark times, poverty, war and disease, China was flourishing, producing new art, science, and literary works.
Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.
The pharaoh was the supreme ruler of Ancient Egypt.