Ancient Egypt Economics

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Tribute
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– Made the people pay tributes to enrich the “Home land” when Egypt captured new land. – People would bring gifts to the kings and queens to show give them their respects or to show your loyalty.
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Farming
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– The Pharaoh had rich peasants do the farming. – They grew wheat, vegetables, barley, figs, melons, pomegranates and vines. – They grew it along the Nile River.
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Canal Construction
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– Canals where simple hand paved roads coming from a water source. This made a homemade river in which when it passed the Egyptians crops it would water them. – The use of this process is easily comparable to modern day irrigation. They are both very affective and serve to water crops.
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Pyramid Construction
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– Pyramids where simple triangular structures Egyptian slaves and workers built then used to store valuable minerals and caskets of important diseased people. – Because of the storing of valuables and dead humans this inspired tomb raiding. Tomb raiding was often done by the workers who built the pyramid in the first place. They could gain many riches if successful.
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Trade
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– The fastest way of transportation was by ship. Despite the cataracts of the Nile and the storms on the Mediterranean Sea, transportation by ship was the easiest way. – Ancient Egyptians traded goods, along with enslaved workers to people throughout the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean area.
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Jobs
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– Some jobs in Ancient Egypt included soldiers, scribes, artists, peasants, craftsman, farmers, priests, and Pharaoh. – Most jobs in Ancient Egypt were inherited. For example, if your father was a farmer, so were you. – Other jobs in Ancient Egypt, anyone could learn to do if they had the talent. For example, anyone could learn to be a scribe if they went to school.
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Civilizations
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– The Pharaoh was the most important person in the civilization since he is the ruler. They were the high priest, chief law-maker, god-ruler, commander of the army, in charge of countries wealth, and a very clever Politian. – The houses of Ancient Egyptians were built out of bricks. – The Nile river is how the Egyptians could start farming. This happened when the Nile river flooded the plains. – Some of the cultures in Egypt are Naqada, Amratian, and Gerzian. – There are 8 total social structures.
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Interactions With Others
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– The enemy of Egypt was the Hittites. Finally peace came between the people and Ramesses the second married a Hittite princess. – They had gold mines which supplied the civilization with something to trade with. – Desert princes from Palestine came to northern Egypt and burned everything in their way. Soon they conquered all of Lower Egypt for 200 years. – Many people suffered over their rule. The son of King Sekenenra, Ahmose, wanted revenge and led his army to Lower Egypt and chased the invaders all the way back to Palestine.

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