Social Pyramid Online Assignment

Social Pyramid Online Assignment

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  • In Egypt, the people were compared by a Pyramid. They are split by their Social Classes. The class with the most people, but did not have a lot of goods were at the bottom. The class with the least amount of people, and had a lot of goods were at the top.
  • The Social Class at the top was the Pharaoh.
  • The Pharaoh had the most goods and was known as the god.
  • Mant officials were nobles who inherited their jobs, but some rose to power. Three key officials were the vizier, the chief treasurer, and the general of the armies.
  • The class below the Pharaoh was the Government Officials.
  • Priests were powerful and respected. They advised the Pharaoh, oversaw religious ceremonies, took care of temple gods, and prepared bodies for the afterlife.
  • The one below the government officials were the priests.
  • The class below the priests were scribes. They were Egypt's official writers and record keepers. 
  • They were well paid and respected. They trained for many years in special schools to learn hieroglyphs, Egypt's writing symbols. Boys from several social classes could become scribes. 
  • These highly skilled laborers created beautiful objects but got little respect. Stone carvers were among the most skilled and important artisans.
  • The class below the scribes were the artisans.
  • They grew crops that supplied food and also helped build monuments such as the Pyramids. Peasants' lives revolved around the three seasons of the Nile River
  • The lowest class is the peasants.
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