1) The conscripts did much of the heavy work in large gangs and build pyramids and other buildings.
2) Men and women captured from other countries used as slaves.
Examples for craftspeople were stone carvers and painters. They decorated the inside of tombs with picture and hieroglyphics.
1) Scribes were the people who could read and write in Ancient Egypt.
2) They worked in the temples and also worked for pharaohs.
1) Keeping detailed written records of everything the pharaoh did.
2) Working on building sites and writing down how much stone and mud bricks and sand was needed.
1) Only boys were allowed to become scribes.
2) Boys went to school run by priests.
1) They learned to read.
2) They learned to write with reed pens.
3) They copied out long pieces of writing.
4) They learned arithmetic.
No. It was not fair. Because there would have been many talented girls who could easily learn to read and write like boys. So if they had been trained as scribes they also could have done something good for Ancient Egyptian civilization.
1) Make offerings to the gods and goddesses everyday.
2) Giving presents of food or clothing and burnt frankincense.
3) Teaching the scribes.
a) Pen cases filled with reed pens and ink – Tell about scribes
b) Wall paintings
E.g. – 1) A wall painting showing a man and woman ploughing and sowing seeds.
2) A wall painting showing metal-workers and jewellers at work.