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Egyptian Economy. By Megan Chorniak Allison Clarke Patrick Dubreuil. Economy. The Egyptians traded educated and farmed Trade started about 4 th century Traded from the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Red sea They did not have coin money Paid in grain and Bartered for goods

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egyptian economy

Egyptian Economy

By Megan Chorniak

Allison Clarke

Patrick Dubreuil

economy
Economy
  • The Egyptians traded educated and farmed
  • Trade started about 4th century
  • Traded from the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Red sea
  • They did not have coin money
  • Paid in grain and Bartered for goods
  • No fixed prices
slide3
Tax
  • Ancient Egypt was considered by some to have been the most heavily taxed nation
  • Collapsed under the weight of the levies imposed on the populace
  • The state relied on revenues in the forms of labour and taxes paid in kind
  • Grain was the most important
  • Stored with relative ease and was vital in years of bad harvests
slide4
Jobs
  • Jobs included government soldiers, scribes, Doctors, merchants, dancers, fishermen, hunters, bakers, carpenters, coffin-makers, spinners, weavers, jewellers, pyramid builders, artist and farmers
  • Most were farmers
  • The pharaohs were the controller of jobs
  • Boys started to learn their father’s occupation at the age of 14
goods
Goods
  • Imported: Sliver, Iron, Cedar Logs, Horses, Copper, Cattle, Leopard Skin and spices
  • Exported: Gold, Minerals, Wheat, Barley and Papyrus Sheets
farming
Farming
  • One of the first group of people to start farming
  • Around 10,000 BCE
  • First used a stick to dig the hole
  • But because of the type of soil the started to use animal-drawn plows around 3000 BCE
  • Farmed wheat, barley, lettuce, beans, onions, figs, dates, grapes, melons and cucumbers
fishing
Fishing
  • Fishing was mostly done on the Nile
  • Most of the fish was eaten and not traded
  • Hunting was a leisure activity to the rich
  • But help the poorest survive
bibliography
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  • Dr. Carr, Karen. Domestic Trade. Dec. 2003.<http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/trade/internal_trade.htm>.
  • Dr. Carr, Karen. Egyptian Economy. Dec.2003. <http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/economy/index.html>.
  • Dr. Carr, Karen. Egyptian Farming. 27 Oct. 2005.

<www.britainexpress.com/Hitory/Hadrian’s_wall.html>.

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<http://www.riverschool.org/students/work/culture.e.econ.htm>.

  • The British Museum. Trades. 2006.

<http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/trade/home.html>.