Thursday, November 18, 2010

What About the Workers?

In Ancient Egypt the workers were treated very differently from the other people in their civilization. Have you realized that these days everyone is all about hiding your prejudices? Well, in Ancient Egypt it didn't really work that way. There were the wealthy, the gods and goddesses, the pharoes, the farmers, the workers, the landowners, and just plain poor! The workers that decorate the pharoah's burial temple had lenghthy training, as if they were going to effect his whole afterlife! There are established rules about the paintings. Don't you hate rules?.....I do! If you painted any decorations wrong then the decorations will lose their magic powers of ensuring the pharoah's safe journey to the gods. If you worked full time for the pharoah, then you live in a specially built town near the site.

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