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Catherine- I'm bored what should we do Annie- Let's go time travel Catherine- Great idea Annie-i want to go see the scribes
pharaoh goverment officals priest scribes artisans peasants
Catherine- Yeah we're here where are all the scribes Annie- There all at school right now you know they go to scribe school at about age 5 and stay there for 12 years.The teachers are priests. Catherine- Wow did they go to other schools besides that A-nope Catherine- i Remember something oh yeah. The students had to memorize 700 hieroglyphs and the words were hard to learn that's why they went to school for 12 years
Fact- Scribes recorded many important facts and started the written records Explain- They were the writers of egypt it was very hard to write in their language so not many people were writers that's why it was an important job but there not at the top of the pyramid
Catherine-Did scribes have a good job Annie-yes they did they were paid well but did not have the life of the pharaoh although women could not be scribes Annie-this meant that they had a good job that paid well but they were not as grateful as the king because there only in the middle of the pyramid
Fact-Some scribes calculated and collected taxes. Legal scribes recorded court cases and helped enforce laws. Military scribes kept track of the army’s soldiers and food supply. Explain-There were many jobs that you could do to be a scribe some of them you would never think a scribe would do.
The social class pyramid was different then our school pyramid because there are more people that are very important to egypt and there are not many very important people at school. Also peasants and students are alike without them there is not school and no one to get the food or clothes for everyone. But there both at the bottom of the pyramid.
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