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Ancient Egyptian labor

Occupations of the ancient Egyptians depended heavily on their social structure. Many jobs were available to them because they had a well-ordered society. Many jobs have been inherited from ancient Egypt. But social mobility was not impossible. A peek into the social pyramid of Egypt is necessary to understand people's jobs were to: Ultimate Power was vested in the Pharaoh king of Egypt. Although the gods were the controllers of the country, the Pharaoh was regarded as god in human form.

The closest adviser of Pharaoh, the vizier was the status of a Prime Minister. Government officials such as priests and nobles came next. Soldiers and scribes later. It was followed by merchants, craftsmen and farmers. Slaves and servants formed the bottom of the social pyramid. Pharaoh was the supreme authority in the country. It was to manage the army and protect people. He was in charge of enforcing law and order in the country.


Ancient Egyptian labor

The vizier was an important court official. He had to manage the construction, work management, collecting taxes, overseeing the administration, keep accounts noble and so helped the Pharaoh run the country are the people who worked in government. Scribe was an important activity in Egypt. Scribes were the few literate people of Egypt. They were responsible for job-related education. The priests and priestesses looked after the temples and conducted religious ceremonies.

Astrologers also held important positions related to religious practices and the location and position of the temples and tombs. Egypt is famous for his knowledge of architecture to which the great pyramids serving testimony. Therefore, building and construction jobs were also important in the country. The vast building programs in Ancient Egypt need jobs for engineers and architects. Forced labor and slave system existed.


Although Egypt was a peaceful country, there was an army. The commands of the army provided an opportunity for ordinary people to rise in society. The most common jobs were related to infantry, but tanks were a force respected. There were craftsmen who were also employed for complicated stone cutting and creating sculptures. The artists were used to decorate the homes of wealthy Egyptians and to decorate tombs and temples.  There was the show who were the dancers and acrobats who entertained the rich Egyptians. 


 Dwarfs were a popular form of entertainment court. Farmers also lived a happy life in ancient Egypt Nile provided an excellent source of irrigation. Traders bought and sold products. There were also fishermen, laborers, weavers, metalworkers, potters, carpenters, upholsterers, tailors, shoemakers, glass blowers, boat builders, barbers and embalmers. Storytellers, cooks, gardeners, construction workers, miners and butchers also existed.

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