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Unformatted text preview: o Ramose the scribe – powerful because could interpret writing to say anything he wanted o Kenherkopershef the historian • About 100+ homes, inside and outside walls • House plain, of mudbrick – left the fancy stuff for their professional jobs – Valley of the Kings • Single story Tomb Workers : • Workers tunnels and decorated tombs • “hereditary tomb-builders” • Specialized jobs: painters, plasterers, sculptors, foremen, scribes Villagers : • Workers for the tomb builders • “workers for the workmen” • Gardeners, fishermen, potters, handymen • Devout, religious, educated • Town often run by women – politics, policing, schooling, • Paid in kind – food, grain, fish, vegetables, Evidence : • Ostraca – pottery shards, wrote on pots • Tombs of villagers • Tombs of kings • Surviving literature, including Tale of Sinuhe • Temples and alters • Decoration of housing...
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- Fall '08
- Ancient Egypt, Valley of the Kings, Ramesses II, Sea Peoples, Kings Closed community, Kings Single story