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Ancient Egyptian Social Classes

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Audrey Hebert

on 5 December 2012

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Ancient Egyptian Social Classes Explain how life was different for men and women in Ancient Egypt? The father was the head of the family.Because the children didn't really go to school, so the father also had to teach the boys how to farm and how to be skilled traders.The women had to teach the girls how to sew,cook, and how to run the household.In Ancient Egypt women had more rights then most of the females in the other early civilizations.Women could own their own property. They could also buy,sell,and make their own wills.Also, the upper-class women was in charge of some of the temples got to perform religious ceremonies. How were the five social classes different? At the top of the social class pyramids was the pharaohs. Next was the priests,nobles,and government officials. They lived well in elegant homes made of wood and mud bricks. Their gardens were beautiful with pools. The pools had fish and sweet water lilies. They had servants who performed all the household tasks. The men and women used white linen for clothes, and they had heavy makeup + fancy jewelry. In the middle class there was traders, artisans, shopkeepers, and scribes. They had smaller homes and their clothes were still made out of linen but dressed simper.They made linen, jewelry, pottery, and metal goods. The farmers were the largest social group out of all the social classes. They rented land from a ruler or a rich person who owns a lot of land. The farmers didn't pay the people in money the payed with a hefty portion of their crops.They worked for wealthy nobles. The farmers lived in villages along the Nile. Those houses had only on room and the roofs were made out of palm leaves. They ate bread,beer, vegetables, and fruit. The unskilled workers did mostly physical labor. They carried cargo from boats and to the markets for people. Also they stacked mud-bricks to for buildings. They lived in small mud-brick houses with hard dirt floors.The women went on top of the rooftops and dried fruit,made bread, and weaved cloth. Ancient Egyptian Social Classes
By: Audrey Hebert How was daily life for the farmers? The farmers ate: bread, beer, vegetables like: onions, garlic. Also they ate fruits like: figs and dates. They only ate meat on holidays.Their homes were made with mud-bricks and they were designed to keep the inside cool when it was hot outside.They made bread with mill grind flour in the oven in the kitchen.The stoves had no chimneys so the smoke had to go out through a hole in the roof. Their homes were simply decorated but their homes were still comfortable. The floors were covered with reed mats.The walls were painted or covered with colored linen. The houses were made out of wood,so was the furniture: stools tables, and raised beds.
Their hygiene and appearance were very important to them. They bathed frequently in the Nile with soap with pastes based of animal fat, and chalk. The men shaved their heads. They used perfumes for their bad odors. The wealthier men and women used to wear cosmetics and wigs. The men marriage at the age of 18-20, but women got marriage at the age of 15-18. They usually marriage their cousins. The main crop was wheat because the grain made bread and beer. You would think that the economy basis on money or gold, but the economy was basis on gains. Plus the taxes were payed in corn.
4,5,6 1 2 2 1,2,3, 3 The daily life in Ancient Egypt life impacted the way we live today by teaching us how to farm wheat and grain, so now we can farm wheat and grain too.
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