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Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers: One Hundred Ancient Egyptian Jobs You Might Have Desired or Dreaded

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Imagine being an interpreter of dreams in ancient Egypt.

What was the daily grind like for the ancient Egyptians? Imagine it's your job to carve elaborate tombs out of rock formations (it will take years to do) or man an army outpost in the extreme heat of the desert. You might have worked transporting some of the over 2 million stones for the Great Pyramid or engineered ir...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 20th 2009 by Annick Press (first published 2009)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Cree

The fourth in Annick’s series of historical jobs is another romp through a unique time and place – in this case, Ancient Egypt. It is similar in format to the others, a little bit of history followed by detailed descriptions of one hundred jobs divided into various categories. While some jobs are basically the same whether you are in the Middle Ages or Ancient Egypt (baker, priest, teacher, doctor), some are specific to this place. Perhaps you would like to be a chariote...more
Duane
This is an excellent resource book for any young reader who is interested in learning more about the Ancient Egyptians and their times/culture. The illustrations are humorous and there is plenty of resource information to make this a favorite book in your collection. An absolute must to add to your youth non fiction collection.
Alexis
This one was a joy to read. I love Ancient Egyptian history and this one amazed me with its short yet highly informative sections on the jobs of Ancient Egyptians. Very impressive book for teens and children.
Andrew
I found several minor historical errors but it was nice and informative.
Abraham Ray
good read about jobs in ancient egypt!
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