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7th Grade S.S. Ancient Egypt Unit Flashcards 17, 18 &20

Social Structure a (Pharaoh) There are the least number of these in a population with about only one. He/She was on the top of the social pyramid. They owned land and was worshipped as if they were gods (Horus). They also collected taxes and were the head of the military.
Social Structure b (Govt. Official) These people worked with pharaohs. There were three types: the Vizier, the Chief Treasurer, and the General of the Armies. The Vizier advised the pharaoh on decisions, although the pharaoh would make the final verdict. They would also appoint officials.
Social Structure b (Govt. Official) continued The Chief Treasurer was the next ype. Their main duty was to collect taxes from the people. Lastly was the General of the Armies. They were second in command after the pharaoh, and helped to create alliances.
Social Structure c (Priests) These people were in charge of temples, religious rituals, and also oversaw mummification. The three types were the High Priest, the Temple Priest, and the other priests. The High Priest advised the pharaoh on the religious side of things.
Social Structure c (Priests) continued On the other hand, the Temple Priest was in charge of the temples and the other priests took care of day to day tasks such as cleaning the temples.
Social Structure (Scribes) These people were Egypt's writers and record keepers. Most of them worked for the government or priest and nobles. All of them were men while none of them were women. They were provided the opportunity for social mobility based on who they worked for.
Social Structure (Artisans) These people were highly skilled laborers that rarely received recognition for their work.
Social Structure f (Peasants) They were at the bottom of the social pyramid and were considered to be unskilled laborers although Egypt depended on them. Their lives were controlled by the Nile River. During the flooding season, they would work on royal projects. During the planting s
3 Seasons of Egypt There was the flooding, planting, and harvesting seasons. During the flooding season, Egyptians would work on royal projects like the pharaoh's tomb. During the planting season, they would plant, and lastly, they would harvest during the harvest season.
Valley of the Kings This is where they buried pharaohs after they stopped building pyramids around . The pyramids that had golden caps led robbers to rob them, since they let the robbers know that there was a lot of expensive items in there.
Valley of the Kings HC King Tut's tomb was found in this place by Howard Carter.
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