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How were the Egyptians

 
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Anubis2001
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: How were the Egyptians Reply with quote

People have this misconception that Ancient Egyptians were ruthless monsters who stopped at nothing to build their monuments. I know this is not true and new evidence is pointing to the fact that Egyptians treated their laborers with respect and they were well taken care of.

So now that we are becoming somewhat more educated in the subject, would it be safe to say that Egyptians for sure did not mistreat their workers. For one thing they believe in Ma’at. Didn’t this force them to respect everyone? Especially if, in my eyes, if you think about it, their whole existence was based on the preparation for the Afterlife.

Just a suggestion…what do you all think. I would love to hear your insight or ideas about how the Egyptians treated salves, labors, or foreigners.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anubis,
It is well documented that the Egyptians did have slaves and servants however, it is also documented that major construction projects were not done at the hand of forced labor but rather national work projects. It would have been an honor to participate in the construction of a pyramid, tomb, or temple. If was thought that such acts would please the pharaoh, who was the living God and link between Egypt and the pantheon of deities, and would ensure a better life for the living.
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