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Economy Team 1

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Economy in Ancient Egypt


What type of jobs existed in Ancient Egypt?

Could the people in Ancient Egypt have any type of job?

How did they learn to do a job?

How is the economy similar/different from today's economy?



      In Egypt there are many jobs. Some of the jobs include farmers, herders, artisans, shop-keepers, scribes, preists, nobles, government officals and traders.

     The farmers jobs were to make sure that the crops were well grown and that people had food when they needed it. Most farmers farm near the Nile River because there were many floods and it made the soil fertile. 

     Next we have herders,it is their job to train animals for everyday human use.They can use them for food, or domesticate them so they can bring things from one place to another.For example: like to carry crops and bricks. This means to train animals for human use(domesticate).

     Artisans are people who made metal products , cloth or pottery.Shop keepers are people who own shops that contain diffrent things like jewerly,food,and other items.

     Scribes are the record keepers of Egypt.Priests are the people who work in the church and teach all the people about the religion.Goverment officals are the people who make up the laws and keep people out of trouble.

      Traders are people who make the deals on things that they need and make sure the other person gets what they need too. 




                    Harvesting wheat                                                                               Man farming.


 In Ancient Egypt, there are many jobs but not everybody could get the job they wanted. The way they decided if you got the good job that you wanted was by what social class you were in. If you were in the upper class the chance is that you would become a pharoah or someone who worked or served the pharoah. If you were middle class you would most likely become a priest, noble, trader, shopkeeper or scribe.These jobs were good but not as good as the upper class. If you were in the lower class the jobs were not even close to the jobs in the upper class. The jobs were farming, herding, and unskilled workers who most of the time didn't really work at all.



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 In Egypt people learned how to do their jobs by the families they were born into. If someone was born into a family of farmers, everyday the parents would teach their children how to farm.It wasn't easy for them to learn a job, it took lots of hard work and practice. To farm, people needed to know whare the soil was fertile and when it was a good day to farm according to: weather(if it was nice out or if it was raining out),when thare was a flood or not ( if thare was a flood it made the soil fertile and better to farm on), and alot of other things. If you were born into a ruling family, you would not have been tought anything, when the ruler died you were then named the new ruler. For example Hatshepsut was born under King Thutmose I and Queen Aahmes,because of this Hatshepsut became a princess when she was born.


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     Todays economy is differant then ancient Egypts economy in many ways. Todays economy uses technology so it is easier for people to do their  jobs. In Egypt there were scribes,farmers,and other important jobs. In our jobs today we have computers,phones,and other electronics to help do our jobs.

     How ever our jobs today and from ancient egypts are vey alike. They maybe the same jobs but with differernt names,for example: in ancient Egypt they have scribes but today we have writters. Some jobs even can't function without teconology to help them


Try this !!!!!

Write your name in hieroglyphs





  • Bureau-a division of a government department or an indepent administative unit 
  • Bureaucracy- government by a rigid hierarchy of bureaus, administators and petty officials
  • Pharoah- a title of an ancient egyptian king. Originaly means great house. 
  • Embalming- the process developed by egyptians to treat a dead body so as to preserve it, as with, chemicals,drugs or balsams.
  • Vizier- most important court offical and equivalent to a Prime minister 
  • Scribe- a public clerk or writer, usually one having official status. 
  • Domesticate- to convert animals to domestic uses; to tame. 
  • Harvesting- gathering of crops. 
  • Artisan- a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.



  • Google images
  • Dictionary.com
  • Youtube.com
  • Journey across time  
  • Webster Dictionary






Economy Team


Editor- Alyssa A

 Research- Shaye C.

 Vocabulary- Meaghan G.

 Librarian- Joanne N.

Illustrator- Meghan H.




Comments (Show all 77)

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:45 pm on Oct 8, 2008

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wikiuser0027 said

at 3:34 pm on Oct 8, 2008

thanx for your advise

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:04 pm on Oct 8, 2008

cool pic and colors nice work so far

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:02 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0015 said

at 6:24 pm on Oct 8, 2008

i am sorry miss paduano i really didnt mean for me and alyssas fight to go this far that it interfeared with our work next time i will think about what im gonna say thanks again

wikiuser0015 said

at 6:24 pm on Oct 8, 2008

Meghan ;-]

wikiuser0015 said

at 6:30 pm on Oct 8, 2008

HEY guys its meghan h and i dont no what to do for question 2 and i cant meat up with u tomorrow so i want to get some work done so if u guys see this cdomment call me u alol have my number thanks bii ;-]

wikiuser0015 said

at 7:03 pm on Oct 8, 2008

miss paduano im sorry to bother you again but i just want to no if number 2 on our wiki is good. at the end when we r done with the questions we are gonna put a video more pictures sites and a quiz. anyway when you get a chance please check out the wiki and write me back so thanks
sincerlly meghan h :-]

wikiuser0009 said

at 7:21 pm on Oct 8, 2008

r u there because i need to tell you i love yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~ Nicole C.<3 ~~~~

wikiuser0015 said

at 7:57 pm on Oct 8, 2008

thanks nicole i just added a new picture if you want to look at it

wikiuser0009 said

at 8:48 am on Oct 9, 2008

its really cool did you try our quiz

wikiuser0015 said

at 9:55 am on Oct 9, 2008

ya i got a 67 lol

wikiuser0026 said

at 10:35 am on Oct 9, 2008

meg h it meg m your wiki is great i just want 2 let you know that the names are hard to read

wikiuser0026 said

at 10:38 am on Oct 9, 2008

but becides that your wiki is great megan m


wikiuser0015 said

at 10:53 am on Oct 9, 2008

thanx yours to when we r done check out our quiz

wikiuser0015 said

at 12:25 pm on Oct 9, 2008

miss padano i just wanted 2 no if u like the colors plz anser me bac

wikiuser0015 said

at 12:51 pm on Oct 9, 2008

miss paduano i really need your help i dont no any good sites to find the answer to #3 please rite me back asap thanks
.............meghan h

wikiuser0015 said

at 1:10 pm on Oct 9, 2008

nevermind i found 1

Mrs. Olsen said

at 8:33 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi Economy Team!

Just a friendly reminder to include citations for your sources of information.

Mrs. Olsen

wikiuser0014 said

at 8:58 pm on Oct 9, 2008

This is Goodwin, I wanted to tell you guys that its coming out great!

wikiuser0036 said

at 5:12 pm on Oct 10, 2008

that is really nice i love the pictures

wikiuser0027 said

at 9:43 pm on Oct 10, 2008

thanx for all the advise

wikiuser0002 said

at 10:04 pm on Oct 10, 2008

thanx everyone who is saying they love the page and please dont be afraid to tell us if u want us to change the color we WANT ur opinion byeebyeeee


Mrs. Gallagher said

at 8:03 pm on Oct 12, 2008

You have found out some good information. I like your font and presentation style too. Be careful about mixing tenses, i.e. "If you were born into a ruling family, you dont have to be....." Can you think how to fix this?
Mrs. Gallagher

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 8:26 pm on Oct 12, 2008

P.S. The occupations are farming not farmering and herding not herdering. Have each other read your wiki page. It helps to have more people edit your work. Sometimes I think that I've written something perfectly, but I will ask Mr. Gallagher to read it over and, sure enough, there are things that I missed.
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0002 said

at 12:21 pm on Oct 13, 2008

who ever wiki user 27 is then sure its not just my page

wikiuser0015 said

at 9:11 pm on Oct 13, 2008

hi miss paduano i just wanted 2 no if u like the page

wikiuser0027 said

at 9:20 am on Oct 14, 2008

thanx miss galaher for all your advise we really need it alot

wikiuser0014 said

at 9:35 am on Oct 14, 2008

you have 5 more comments than us

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:41 pm on Oct 14, 2008

KOOL videooooooooooo

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 2:54 pm on Oct 15, 2008

You are most welcome wikiuser0027. I am happy that I can help you. You're doing such a good job.
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0002 said

at 3:44 pm on Oct 17, 2008

hi mrs.paduano i just wanted to see how you are feeling i herd you got sick i hope you feel better come back soon and like the wiki page byeeybeeee

wikiuser0015 said

at 9:57 am on Oct 19, 2008


wikiuser0013 said

at 12:46 pm on Oct 19, 2008

i have it meg if you veiw it

wikiuser0013 said

at 12:55 pm on Oct 19, 2008

things kind of move around when we edit it but check the saved view first before moving anything that might have changed places. For some reason they go back to where they should be when you view it.

wikiuser0002 said

at 4:38 pm on Oct 19, 2008

hey guys its alyssa i think its coming out good we should get an A+ LOL

wikiuser0015 said

at 6:22 pm on Oct 19, 2008

hey guys 4 some reason on mine i can only see the video when i hit edit

wikiuser0013 said

at 6:34 pm on Oct 19, 2008

who isuser 0015

wikiuser0015 said

at 7:01 pm on Oct 19, 2008

im user 0015 meghan h

wikiuser0009 said

at 4:40 pm on Oct 20, 2008

sorry we stolr ur hieroglyphic thing but...... i found a web that shows u what each hieroglyphic means

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