In Ancient Mesopotamia there were many levels of society. First there was the pharaoh, who was the leader. Then there were viziers, who told the villagers what the pharaoh wanted them to do. These were followed by the high priests and royal overseers. These were the four highest levels of society. The four lower levels were district governors and scribes who wrote their own books. Then there were artisans who were craft specialists along with the farmers. Finally the slaves who worked for the people were at the bottom of the social structure.