Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers

Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers

One Hundred Ancient Egyptian Jobs You Might Have Desired or Dreaded

Book - 2009
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Describes one hundred professions that existed in ancient Egypt, including artisans, laborers, entertainers, and royalty, and explains their duties and importance in the society.

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Imagine being an interpreter of dreams in ancient Egypt.

What was the daily grind like for the ancient Egyptians? Imagine it's your job to carve elaborate tombs out of rock formations (it will take years to do) or man an army outpost in the extreme heat of the desert. You might have worked transporting some of the over 2 million stones for the Great Pyramid or engineered irrigation projects along the Nile.Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers offers an innovative look at the jobs that kept Ancient Egypt running for 3,000 years.

Among the 100 careers profiled you'll also find reed cutters (who worked naked), sandal makers (many went barefoot) and even embalmers (pulling out organs took special training). Whether prestigious or poor, Egyptians had to be tough, trustworthy, stealthy and skilled to get by.

Complete with a fact-filled introduction, a comprehensive timeline and playful illustrations throughout,Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers will inspire readers to imagine how they may have lived out their days as a member of one of history's most fascinating civilizations.



Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781554511716
9781554511709
Branch Call Number: J 331.70093209014 But
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Newbigging, Martha

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Brandon11
Apr 22, 2010

The Ancient Eygptians had many gods in their civilization.

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trisha07
Apr 22, 2010

This book was about Egyptians how they would do their stuff in the olden days.

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ammaarah5
Apr 22, 2010

I loved learning about the egyptians! They do so many different things than we do! Then again, they do so many things we do too!

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Katie19
Apr 20, 2010

wow I was really impressed on how ancient egyptians did so many things that we would be to lazy to do!

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zarku
Apr 15, 2010

some of the jobs were cool and the other jobs were not cool

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Preiyanna101
Apr 12, 2010

I liked learning about how Pharaohs and Foot Soilders do things much different then how we do them.

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pankti1999
Apr 10, 2010

i like the mummy part nd how the take out the organs nd everythin like that it was interesting

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acesonfire_99
Apr 07, 2010

cool:)

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fido_cow
Apr 07, 2010

most weird book but funny

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booksrule_78
Apr 06, 2010

I don't really like this book because I;m that all into books where they just list facts, and facts and facts.

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