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A. Egypt 17,18 & 22

Cards 17,18 & 22

#17 Def. of Social Classes / Social Pyramid Social Classes: A group with a society distinguished from other groups by such things as wealth, property, and rights. Social Pyramid: A pyramid shape showing how social classes are positioned above and below one another regarding power and rights.
#17 a Social Structure - Pharaoh -Pharaohs were in control of Egypt -They owned land -Pharaohs were worshipped as gods, most times Horus -Pharaohs collected taxes -Also head of military Some of the most notable pharaohs: King Tut, Hatshepsut, Ramses II, Khufu, Menes, and Senusret I.
#17 b Social Structure - Govt. Officials -Govt. officials work with the pharaoh directly 1) Vizier - advised the pharaoh & appointed officials 2) Chief Treasurer - main duty to collect taxes 3) General of the Armies - second in command behind pharaoh, created alliances
#17 c Social Structure - Priests -Priests are in charge of temples, religious rituals & oversaw mummification 1) High Priest - advised the pharaoh 2) Temple Priest - in charge of temples 3) Other Priests - took care of day to day tasks
#17 d Social Structure - Scribes -Scribes were Egypt's writers and record keepers, most worked for the government or priests and nobles, all were men, provided opportunity for social mobility
#17 e Social Structure - Artisans - Artisans were highly skilled laborers who rarely received recognition Examples: Stone carvers, Carpenters, Jewelers, Leather workers & Metal workers
#17 f Social Structure - Peasants -Peasants were considered unskilled laborers, Egypt depended on them, their life was controlled by the Nile River.
#18 3 Seasons in Egypt 1) Flooding Season - Peasants labored on royal projects 2) Planting Season - Peasants planted wheat & barley 3) Harvest Season - Peasants cut down and collected their product.
#22 Valley of the Kings
Created by: sstuhlmiller23



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