Friday

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Although the Demotic documents we have do not represent all parts of Egypt, yet they uncover many aspect of social, religious and economic life in the greatest Ancient Egyptian city and in its neighboring villages. In fact, we now have among these documents what tells us about rental and selling of land and houses. We have also obtained documents about mortgages, wills, dispute cases, tax receipts, offerings, jobs, marriage and divorce documents and documents about establishing religious entities as well as insurance documents for real estate and individuals.

These documents have indirectly revealed to us the crafts, clergy and government jobs present in Ancient Egypt at that time. We have been able to reach such information through what we came to know about the owners of these documents ant their jobs. In addition to this, proper names present in these documents were all intermixed with names of gods which enabled us to know which gods had been prominently worshipped in these cities.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

It's amazing how much we've discovered, and how much we still don't know about the Ancient world.

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Santa Fe Dehumidifers said...

i enjoyed watching the discovery of the tomb connected to king tut, which was it.. his mothers I think.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I found your post very interesting and I think it's amazing what the ancient egyptians did together as a culture. It's amazing how organized they were and I would love to travel there someday.

7:15 PM  

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