Category: Work

The Bridgeport Post, Connecticut, May 28, 1951

The Bridgeport Post, Connecticut, May 28, 1951

The Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 6, 1929

The Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 6, 1929

Sikeston Standard, Missouri, May 6, 1941

Sikeston Standard, Missouri, May 6, 1941

Reading Times, Pennsylvania, July 6, 1927

Reading Times, Pennsylvania, July 6, 1927

News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, April 28, 1900

News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, April 28, 1900

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, May 28, 1921

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, May 28, 1921

The Bremen Enquirer, Indiana, April 10, 1930

The Bremen Enquirer, Indiana, April 10, 1930

JOBS IN ANCIENT EGYPT: IN ancient Egypt, the people sustained…

JOBS IN ANCIENT EGYPT: 

IN ancient Egypt, the people sustained the government and the government reciprocated. Egypt had no cash economy until the coming of the Persians in 525 BCE. The people worked the land, the government collected the bounty and then distributed it back to the people according to their need and merit. Although there were many more glamorous jobs than farming, farmers were the backbone of the Egyptian economy and sustained everyone else. These farmers knew how to enjoy themselves, greeting the day as another opportunity to make the earth yield food, but looked forward to relaxation time at festivals because they worked so hard, so long, every day; but, in ancient Egypt, so did everyone else.

Egypt operated on a barter system up until the Persian invasion of 525 BCE and the economy was based on agriculture. The monetary unit of ancient Egypt was the deben which, according to historian James C. Thompson, “functioned much as the dollar does in North America today to let customers know the price of things, except that there was no deben coin” (Egyptian Economy, 1). A deben was “approximately 90 grams of copper; very expensive items could also be priced in debens of silver or gold with proportionate changes in value” (ibid).

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