One member of the upper class was the SCRIBE. A scribe was a person who wrote books or documents by hand as a profession. A scribe’s work involved copying books, performing secretarial duties, keeping business, judicial and historic records for kings, nobility, temples and cities. A scribe was educated in the art of writing. It took five years of study to become a scribe. the scribe was usually male and was considered middle class. Sons of scribes where raised in the same profession. Scribes were considered part of the royal court and did not have to pay taxes and join the military.
Houses of the upper class and ordinary
Egyptians were built the same with mud,
bricks and wood. Peasants lived in simple
homes, while the upper class had fancier
homes with more rooms, decorated walls
and floors. Upper class Egyptians enjoyed
hunting and boating on the Nile.
Pharaohs were thought to be sons of the
sun god, Re. Many pharaohs were
warriors. They were kings of Egypt.
They had servants and usually married
their sisters to keep the royal blood in the
Agriculture Hieroglyphics The Nile River: Gift from the Gods
The Nile River: Everyday Life The Role of Women The Upper Class
Timeline Trade in Ancient Egypt Village Life