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Society definition and Ancient Egyptians

 
The definition of the society is a group of people who live in a community and are dependent on each other for food, housing, wealth and land. Companies can be structured in different ways and some are more flexible than others. Old structure of Egyptian society has been fairly well defined and rigid. People do not easily move from one level of society to another. This does not mean it never happened, however, it was not common.
 
 There were some situations where a person from one level of society could move from one to another, but this is usually the case in the upper levels of society. This distribution of levels of society was built by historians based on objects and texts from ancient Egypt. Thus, the definitions were made by modern scholars. The ancient Egyptians would not necessarily see their social structure in the same way, as perceptions of modern societies differ, whether internal or external. 
 
Ancient Egyptian social structure
 
 
Ancient Egyptian Society


 Ancient Egypt Social Structure

 
 Society in ancient Egypt was com posed of many different levels. At each level, there were people with jobs and economic positions similar. Where people lived, what they ate, what they wore and what they had depended on what social class they were a part of. This is a general distribution of different levels of society:The highest level of society was the royal family. The royal family included the pharaoh, his wives and children.  
 
They lived in palaces, ate the finest food, and wore the finest clothes and jewelry. This was the sector most favored population and represented a tiny percentage of ancient Egyptian society. Those at the next level of society were the lords who surrounded the pharaoh. They lived well in big houses with lots of food to eat. They also controlled large areas. They represented a small percent of the population.



Ancient Egyptian Society pictures

The next level of society was composed of scribes. The scribes have become officials in the government or temple priests. Scribes who succeed have been promoted to senior officials being in Pharaoh's court or high priests. Scribes represented a small percentage of the population. The next level of society was made up of artisans and craftsmen. Artisans and craftsmen were often much to do with the ancient Egyptian standards.  
 
Children of artisans and craftsmen could even go to school to become a scribe, if their parents were well connected. Artisans and craftsmen were a relatively small percent of the population. The next level of the company was incorporated servants who worked in the homes of wealthy nobles. They represented a small percent of the population. The next level of society were peasants. Farmers usually work on land that belonged to the pharaoh or temple.
 
 They had to give a percentage of their harvest as a tax or to the pharaoh or temple. They lived in small houses, crops and exchanged for other types of food. Farmers constitute the bulk of the population. The lowest level of society was made up of slaves and foreign captives. They were generally forced to work on construction projects or mines for the government or the pharaoh. They have a relatively small percentage of the population.
 
 

Ancient Egyptian Society pictures

 



Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh

Ancient Egyptian Nobles












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