Hierarchy in Ancient Egypt

LKS2 learned about the social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.

We discussed the difference between importance and influence and decided that farmers were important because they produced food, but that their influence wasn’t great as there were so many of them and they lacked wealth, education and power.

We then discussed the relative power and influence of slaves, nobles, viziers, craftspeople, pharaohs, farmers, priests, scribes and soldiers and put them onto a pyramid of hierarchy before justifying our choices.

I think we all agreed that we’d far rather be a pharaoh or noble than a slave – none of us fancied being killed when our master died so we could continue to serve them in the afterlife!

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