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ANCIENT EGYPT BY MCKENNA DENSLEY
Transcript of ANCIENT EGYPT BY MCKENNA DENSLEY
SOME SLAVES WERE POOR IN EGYPT AND SOLD THEIR CHILDREN INTO SLAVERY.
SOME PEOPLE SOLD THEMSELVES INTO SLAVERY IF THEY HAD NO FOOD OR SHELTER.
SLAVERY DID NOT MEAN TOTAL OWNERSHIP AND THE OWNER HAD TO PAY THE TAXES AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF THE SLAVE.
IF KIDS WERE SLAVES, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE HARSH JOBS, AND ALL SLAVES WOULD KEEP TRACK OF THINGS.
PEOPLE BECAME SLAVES BECAUSE THEY WERE PRISONERS OF WAR.
ANCIENT EGYPT'S Duties of a slave BY MCKENNA DENSLEY
WHO WERE FARMERS?Pharaohs got peasants to do the farm work on rich lands. Most villagers were farmers.They lived in towns with craft workers and traders. WHAT DID THEY GROW? They grew wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates, vines, flax, grain, onions, chickpeas, leeks, cabbage, beans, cucumbers, lettuce, fruit trees, lentils, and fruit.
WHERE DID THEY GROW THEIR CROPS?They grew their crops along the Nile River on rich, black soil. There were two main farming seasons, the growing seasons and the harvesting seasons. WHAT TOOLS DID THEY USE? They used winnowing scoops, rakes, hoes, flint-bladed sickles, hand plows, plows pulled by oxen, and shadufs.
The Nile river provided a lot of things for the ancient Egyptians. The Nile river provided shelter from attack. Although he Nile flooded, the Nile river was the Egyptians' best friend. The Nile river provided rich soil for the crops. That way, the Egyptians could actually grow crops in the hot desert. The Nile river was also good for transportation and trade. The boats could pass through the Nile river because there was a river of water. The Nile river attracted wild animals for hunting. The animals stop for a drink from the Nile when people are trying to hunt them! Another animal that the Nile has is fish. The Nile has thousands of fish even today!
BENEFITS OF THE NILE
Ancient Egyptian merchants were traders. They carried gold, papyrus, made into writing paper or twisted into rope, linen cloth, and jewelry to other countries. They traded items in Egypt when they returned and exchanged items for grains and other goods. Merchants that exchanged goods to royalty made a good living as certain forign items were treasured in temples. When merchants were back from trading they had things such as elephant tusks, giraffe tails for fly whisks, baboons and lions for temples and palaces. Today, we can compare merchants to people that have things to sell and gets money for those things.