Dewhirst Egypt Cartoon

Dewhirst Egypt Cartoon
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  • Pharaoh
  • Your Magesty, Egypt is under attack! What should we do?
  • Oh no! Send the military to attack!
  • Government Officials
  • I love my big, comfortable house! in the middle of Egypt!
  • Priests
  • I am an Egyptian priest. I helped to wrap this mummy!
  • The pharaohs were the rulers of ancient Egypt.
  • Scribes
  • I work at scribe school. We have to learn over 700 letters, and work from sun up to sun down!
  • Government officials counseled the pharaoh, collected taxes, oversaw building, and were military commanders. They lived in big houses in the middle of Egypt, and often went to banquets.
  • Artisan
  • I am an Egyptian stone worker. I carve things out of stone, like images and statues.
  • There were three types of priests; high priests, who advised the pharaoh, temple priests, who oversaw temples, and other priests, who wrapped mummies and gave health advise. Priests could not eat fish, and had to bathe four times a day.
  • Peasant
  • I've been working on this farm all day. Can I have a break?
  • Scribes started school at the age of five. They learned to record censuses, taxes court cases, laws and the number of soldiers. The schooling was hard, and if they messed up, they were beaten. But, they were well paid.
  • Artisans had many jobs. They were carpenters, jewlars, leather workers, metal workers, painters, potters, sculptures, and weavers. They worked ten days, then had a two day break. They had three room homes.
  • Peasants were the largest class of Egypt. They did the farm and build work. Peasants had small homes with no furniture, and were very poor.
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