It is similar to other early civilizations, ancient egypt was an agricultural society most of egyptians are peasants and they lived in the countryside and earned their living by farming while some worked as the servants in the homes of wealthy nobles the most important crops they grew for food were wheat and barley. Peasants made up the lowest level of the social pyramid of ancient egypt they were the farmers , construction workers , and the unskilled laborers as construction workers, peasants helped build the monuments and pyramids for the pharaoh.
Peasants comprised as much as eighty percent of the egyptian population (david 1998, pg 91) the majority of peasants worked in the fields producing crops, while some worked as servants in the homes of wealthy nobles. The popular view of life in ancient egypt is often that it was a death-obsessed culture in which powerful pharaohs forced the people to labor at constructing pyramids and temples and, at an unspecified time, enslaved the hebrews for this purpose in reality, ancient egyptians loved life, no matter.
Life in ancient egypt was considered so perfect, in fact, that the egyptian afterlife was imagined as an eternal continuation of life on earth slaves in egypt were either criminals, those who could not pay their debts, or captives from foreign military campaigns.
Peasant life in ancient egypt was not always enjoyable most peasants made their living off the land through agricultural means grain, particularly wheat, was a staple crop of life in ancient egypt. Egypt in ancient time was a very glorious empire it left many wonder legacies for the world the pyramid is the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient egypt. Peasants' daily lives in ancient egypt working condition like the rest of the ancient world, the egyptian people lived in agricultural life such a life seemed so far removed from the common stories heard about egypt, the glory of its treasures and pyramids.
There were six different social classes in ancient egypt the social classes are pharaohs, government officials, priests, scribes, artisans and peasants the majority of people in ancient egyptian times were peasants. Ancient egypt is known to us primarily through the ruins of its colossal architecture: the temples, statues and pyramids these giant structures can tell us a lot about how the ruling classes and the priests lived, but they do not accurately reflect the daily life of the majority of egyptians, the peasants and ordinary folk who toiled to build these amazing monuments. The majority of people in ancient egyptian times were peasants peasants were at the bottom of the social class but were a very important part of the society because they were responsible for all of the labor necessary for society to grow and flourish.
Egyptian peasants made their living off the land through agricultural means grain, particularly wheat, was a staple crop of life in ancient egypt as a result of few grazing lands and the expense of meat, most peasants subsisted on a diet of ground wheat foods, subsidized with meager vegetables.