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Social Classes in Ancient Eygpt
Transcript of Social Classes in Ancient Eygpt
Who are the people in the social classes?
The nobles are responsible for making local laws and keeping their region. Priests were in charge in temples and religious rituals and important ceremonies.
The pharaoh was responsible for making laws and keeping order, ensuring that Egypt was not attacked or invaded by enemies and for keeping the gods happy. His or her word was law, and it had to be obeyed without questioning. He or she was believed to be a god on earth that the had the most power and ruled Egypt as a god. In fact, the word pharaoh originally meant "great house.”
Artisans is another word for craftsman, or someone in a skilled trade who makes things by hand. They make goods, but doesn't make a lot of money.
Farmers and Herders
The farmers and the herders took care of the crops and the animals. They grew everything they needed to eat and to grow.
The unskilled workers was a property of a holy subject and was the biggest class in the social classes. The unskilled workers worked physical labor and made stacked mud-bricks with hard-packed dirt floors.
Social Classes in Ancient Egypt
What are social classes?
Social Classes is what divides the upper, middle and lower class. The classes are divided by the pharaoh, nobles, priests, artisans, farmers, herders, and the unskilled workers. It separates the poor people and the rich people.
What social classes made up Egyptian society?
Egyptian society was made up of four classes: pharaoh, upper class (Nobles and Priests), middle class (Artisans), and lower class (Farmers, herders, and unskilled workers). The majority are unskilled workers in ancient Egypt with their pharaoh as their ruler.
What is the difference between upper, middle, and lower class?
Upper class, is most important social class in Egypt. The pharaoh and his family are treated like royalty. The upper class is the richest class in Egypt. On the bottom of the pharaoh and his family is also the upper class, the priest and the nobles. They keep the pharaoh, gods, and goddesses happy. The lower class is the farmers, herders, and the unskilled workers. They do all the hard work especially the the unskilled workers.
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The lowest level of social classes, the framers and the unskilled workers, made up over 80% of Ancient Egypt's population.
Even though there were many slaves in Ancient Egypt, they weren't brought or sold like in other civilization. They were mostly prisoners captured during war.
There were many different , smaller sub-classes within each class. For example the nobles and priests were divided by how much power or money they had, and the vizier was at the top of this class.
Social classes were determined by birth.
People could sometimes move up or down in social rank depending on how well they did their work or how much money they were able to earn