Life In Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt-a place typically associated with pyramids, pharaohs, and King Tut. It’s hard to imagine the builders of the pyramids doing ordinary things like eating breakfast or applying makeup; but that’s exactly what they did. Although life in Ancient Egypt is drastically different from life today, they still had daily routines, just like we do.
Like most societies, Egypt had a fixed social structure; everyone was born into a certain class, and social mobility was hard. Social status determined the life a person lived-whether they enjoyed luxury and comfort, or suffered through hard work or labor. Most positions were inherited; a scribe’s son would inherit his position as a scribe.
The upper class consisted of the pharaoh, priests, and
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The life of the middle class was not as luxurious as that of the upper class. Merchants, Artisans, Craftspeople, and other skilled workers worked hard to provide goods for Egyptian people. Egypt was one of the richer countries of its time and whenever there was a good harvest, they would end up with a surplus of grain. Merchants took the grain, along with other Egyptian goods such as papyrus, linen cloth, gold, and jewelry to other countries. There, they bartered and traded for goods like cedar, ebony, panther skin, giraffe skin, elephant tusks, and animals like lions and…show more content…
The upper class led a comfortable life, filled with expensive things and luxuries. Members of the upper class included the Pharaoh, his relatives, the priests, his vizier, government officials, and wealthy landowners. The middle class didn’t have the luxuries of the upper class, but they did well. The merchants, artisans, and craftspeople of Egypt created and sold goods, and were able to send their sons to school and hire servants. The lower class, however, lived in poverty. Farmers struggled to make a living, and went underappreciated even though they provided food for all of Egypt. Servants and slaves worked for rich nobles, performing simple household tasks. They cooked and cleaned, and they even bathed and dressed their masters. They also worked the fields, dug canals, and worked in mines and
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