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Egypt:The Social Pyramid

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on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Egypt:The Social Pyramid

Egypt:The Social Pyramid By Shaadiin King The Social Pyramid(picture) Pharaohs are at the top of the pyramid. The Social Pyramid(written form) Next are the Priests and Nobles. After them are Traders,Artisans,Shopkeepers, and Scribes. Then there are the Farmers and Herders. Finally are the unskilled workers. Pharaohs are the kings or rulers of Egypt Pharaohs The people of Ancient Egypt thought that the pharaoh was the god Horus In hieroglyphics the word pharaoh means "great house" or "palace" Appointed officials often did the pharaoh's work but in his name Priests ran the temples sacred rituals because the pharaoh couldn't be at every temple. Priests and Nobles Priests enjoyed their wealth and power Priests often passed their job onto their son
Nobles were overseers of the lands worked by peasants Nobles collected taxes in the form of crops or cattle Traders were masters of it in ancient times Traders,Artisans,Shopkeepers,and Scribes Artisans were highly skilled but with a low social status
The most skilled Artisans were stone carvers Shopkeepers held necessities needed for the Egyptians like sandals ,food,and clothes Scribes(men) learned to read and write
In school they learned how to write complicated signs Farmers and Herders
Farmers used animals for many things such as:eating unwanted food,trampling the seeds,pulling the plow,and providing food and drink
Large estate owners with cattle,sheep,goats,or pigs hired Herders
Herders had assistants such as:"bucket carriers" and "fodder men" Peasants who worked in large groups to accomplish projects for the government

After their project for the government, they returned home to farm

They worked during the flood season Unskilled Workers Yes, there are caste systems in Ancient Egypt but its called the Social Pyramid. Conclusion
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