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Ancient Egypt for Kids
Professions, 
Occupations, Jobs
 

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There were many professions in ancient Egypt, most of which were inherited jobs.  For the most part, whatever job your father had, you had. If he was a farmer, when you grew up, you would become a farmer. Other inherited jobs included doctors, teachers, bakers, fishermen, herders, boatmen, and traders.   

But there were a couple of professions that could help you move up the social ladder. One was to become a scribe, the people who wrote things down. The other was to become a craftsman or an artist if you were talented.  

 

A Day in the Life of a Nobleman, A Farmer, A Priest, A Soldier, A Woman in Ancient Egypt

Farmers in Ancient Egypt

Priests in Ancient Egypt

Soldiers in Ancient Egypt 

Scribes in Ancient Egypt

Craftsmen & Artists in Ancient Egypt

Merchants, the Egyptian Marketplace

Traders

Grain Banks and other forms of payment

Slaves

 

 

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Written by Lin Donn
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