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Justice Crews Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

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Transcript of Justice Crews Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Servants & Slaves
Some slaves were children sold by their parents who were poor. Others were captured in war.
Children of slaves became property of the owner.
Egyptologists have never found any proof that slaves were used to build the pyramids.
Pharaohs gave slaves away to higher ranked people in Egypt.
Slaves were thought to be treated as well as higher ranked Egyptians.
Artisans
Artisans could be many things such as carpenters, painters, stone carvers, weavers, jewelers, and other jobs.
Artisans wouldn't sign their work because other artisans worked on the same thing.
Artisans would work for a noble and would be treated very badly, such as working for long periods of time without any food.
Artisans were very skilled, but didn't have a high social status.
Almost everything found in Ancient Egypt was made by artisans.
Scribes
Boys were usually scribes and went to school at a very young age.
Scribes were the only people allowed to know how to read and write.
Anybody from any social rank could be a scribe, but still had to pay for school.
Scribes had many jobs such as calculating taxes, doing a census,recording important events,keeping track of food supply, and much more. That's probably why they had a high social rank.
Scribes were called "sesh" which translated to "to draw" or "to create."
Scribes kept track of almost everything, and they are were we got most of our information of Ancient Egypt.
Scribes didn't always use papyrus to write, they practiced on stone slabs in school.
Priests
Most priests didn't go to school, they were chosen by the high priest.
Ancient Egyptians believed in physical purification, so priests had to take herbal baths regularly, they weren't allowed to eat raw fish and other "unclean" meat, and had to be hairless.
Priests had to leave to their temple for 3 months and they didn't leave.
Priests had to clean the god's image and give it new clothes and perfume, prepare breakfast for the god, and sprinkle the whole temple with water daily.
Priests had to preform magic services for the god of their temple and had to preform funeral rites for the dead.
The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Farmers
Egyptian farmers grew crops such as vegetables,figs,melons,pomegranates, and vines. But grain was the most important.
The cycles of the Nile River is flooding, planting and then harvesting.
Farmers harvested corn by cutting it while women and children followed behind with a basket.
Farmers kept animals such as cattle, goats,pigs, and geese.
Most farmers were villagers.
Egyptian Language
There were 3 languages: Hieroglyphs,hieratic,and demotic.
Hieratic and demotic were used to write quicker.
In 1799, the Rosetta stone was found. It had the same writing three times in demotic, Greek and hieroglyphs.That is how we learned to read hieroglyphs.
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