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