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Job Specialization of Ancient Egypt
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Jobs in Ancient Egypt:
Great Royal Wife:
The wife of Pharaoh in the day of pharaoh’s coronation
Known as the queen, has to be daughter or a sister of a king
Play an important role in Egypt religion, officiating the temple rites as priestess,
Related to the pharaoh, priests, scribes, doctors, lawyers, or important military personnel
Many nobles were overseers of the lands worked by peasants
Hold government posts
. Nobles grew wealthy from donations to the gods
The highest official in Ancient Egypt
Appointed by the pharaoh, most from loyalty or talent
Supervise the running of the country and security of the pharaoh and the palace.
All other lesser supervisors and officials , would report to the vizier
Lead the army to war
Focus on national security
Denfend the country
Priests and Priestess
Busy in temples and conducted religious ceremonies
Held important positions related to religious practices
Rich and powerful and have special privileges
Performed funeral rites, teaching school, supervising the artists and advising people on problems.
Specialised group in society, probably started out as being purely religious practitioners
Royal palace had the title ‘Shepherd of the Royal Anus’
Learn the science of drugs especially botany
Each physician used to treat one disease
- There were quite a few job opportunities
-The better the job was, the less people there were.
-Educated people had a better chance at receiving wealth or power.
the “Pyramid of Power”
showed how some jobs are more important than others
There were 16 important jobs in the ancient Egypt...
- Pharaohs were believed to have very strong connections with the gods
- Often chosen because of his successes in the military, or the government ( Sons of previous Pharaohs)
- The political and religious leader of the people
(titles 'Lord of the Two Lands’ and 'High Priest of EveryTemple’.)
- Considered a god on earth, when he died, he was thought to become Osiris,
The first women in Egyptian history who became a Pharaoh is Hatshepsut.
She was the wife of Thutmose II and after he died, she ruled Egypt until her stepson Thutmose III ruled the country.
No professional judges
Control the laws and order of the legal system of ancient Egypt
Balance justice, judgments of right and wrong, give punishments
Solve social problems
Cases were tried before trials
Include scribes and priests appointed for the purpose, with high officials - sometimes one or even both of the viziers presiding
A priest or priestess could not eat fish
Could not wear wool
Bathe three or four times a day in "sacred" purificatory pools
"Oracle" tending priests: to shave off all of their body hair (get rid of lice )
Usually men, who learned to read and write
Had to attend a special school for scribes
Many scribes held positions of government for documentation of legal issues
Some women trained as scribes so that they could read medical texts.
Scribes usually wrote on papyrus with reed brushes dipped in ink.
Were the dancers and acrobats who entertained the rich Egyptians
Had jobs related to dance during religious festivals.
Trained and skilled labourers
Well-respected, had a comfortable lifestyle
Made and sold jewellery, pottery, papyrus products, tools and other articles
Worked on the decoration of the tombs of kings
Helping with the harvest (important,fed the entire country. )
Had a hard induction and even harder training,
start until the age of 20
Cultivate the land or livestock.
The god Osiris was the first farmer, the king who taught the people farming techniques and the domestication of animals.
His wife the goddess Isis taught the people how to make beer and bread.
If a tomb was completed prior to the death of its royal owner,
the workmen were assigned to work on the tombs of queens and royal children
Also, the tombs of noblemen
Also they build their own tomb.
Servants who undertook important jobs in running wealthy households and palaces
Slaves were also used for this purpose.
What game is this? :)