Social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt

LKS2 have continued their learning about Ancient Egypt by focusing on their society and how it functioned.

We learned that, in contrast to the Prehistoric hunter-gatherers we learned about last year, Ancient Egypt had a more sophisticated structure, more trade and many different jobs.

We looked at the pyramid of hierarchy (very appropriate for the Egyptians!) and tried to decide where different people fitted onto it.

We discussed the difference between importance and influence and came up with some excellent justifications for our choices.

“I think that nobles were very important, because even though they weren’t the ruler, they still ruled parts of Egypt and made some laws.”

“Slaves must be the least important because they were killed when their masters died!”

“Farmers were important but not powerful as they served everyone above them.”

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