Economic Issues In Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting topics in the world, from The Great Pyramids, Pharaohs, and Gods to the afterlife. There was more activity going on than just that, you have the economy. How was Egypt ran back in 5000 B.C? Who was in charge of answering the 3 basic economic questions? The Ancient Egyptians were wonderful traders. They traded gold, papyrus, linen, and grain fro cedar, wood, ebony, copper, iron, ivory and lapis lazuli. Ancient Egypt had a mixture of a Traditional and Command Economy. The Pharaohs controlled much of its’ activity and they didn’t tell farmers what to grow. Farmers would continue their families farm after generations, but the Pharaohs would remeasure and reassign the land after every inundation based…show more content…
The word ‘Pharaoh’ is the Greek form of the Egyptian pero or per-a-a, which was the designation for the royal residence and means ‘Great House’. Osiris was considered the first “King” of Egypt and so earthly rulers honored him, and established their own authority, by carrying the crook and the flail. As supreme ruler of the people, the pharaoh was considered a god on earth. Once Osiris was established in tradition as the first king, his son Horus also came to associated with a Pharaoh’s reign. Once a pharaoh came to the throne he was instantly associated with Horus - the god who had defeated forces of chaos and restored order - and when he died, he was associated with Osiris, the god of the…show more content…
The harvest in Egypt were richer than in most other countries at the time, allowing for a larger percentage of urban dwellers and diverse for a large percentage. The main crops of Ancient Egypt were wheat and barley, as well as lettuce, beans, onions, figs, dates, grapes, melons, and cucumbers. Flax was grown by many farmers, and then used for the production of linens. Significant advances in Ancient Egypt during the dynastic period include astronomy, mathematics, and medicine. Their geometry was necessary outgrowth of surveying to preserve the layout and ownership of farmland, which was flooded annually by the Nile River. The 3, 4, 5 right triangle and other rules of thumb served to represent rectilinear structures, and the post and lintel architecture of Egypt. Egypt also was a center of alchemy research for much of the western world. Most boys and girls in Ancient Egypt did not go to school. Instead boys learned farming or other trades from their fathers. Girls learned sewing, cooking, and other skills from their mothers. However boys from wealthy families sometimes went to school and learned to be scribes. They learned by copying and memorizing and discipline was strict. Teachers beat naughty boys. The boys learned reading and writing and also mathematics. Girls from well of families were sometimes taught at

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