What Was Your Job In Ancient Egypt?

Ancient Egypt was a powerhouse of wealth and culture. Come rate yourself on the following scales and see what role you would've played in this fascinating civilization!

William Baggins
On Mar 26, 2015

Scribe

Scribe

Intellectual and driven, you would've been an Egyptian Scribe! To some, this may seem like the most boring possible result, but not you! Knowledge is power, and for you and your innate intelligence - it is a way of life. Egyptian scribes were high up on the social ladder, and very important allies to everyone from merchants and nobleman to priests and even Pharaohs. Scribes went through rigorous schooling to become masters of the Egyptian hieroglyphic systems, and were generally some of the only citizens who could read or write in one of the first civilizations to truly master a written language. Your position would have been one of wealth, involvement, and influence in an otherwise harsh ancient world.

Merchant

Merchant

Adventurous and morally ambiguous, you would've made a fantastic merchant! Most think of merchants as the guy on the street corner selling fruits and dates - but not in ancient Egypt. Merchants were masters of the trade routes on both land and sea - expert sailors and crafty warriors, if need be. As a merchant, you'd be dealing with everything from navigating open waters to warding off pirates and potential smugglers. Best part of it all - you get to travel the world in search of the next big thing - all in the name of a huge payoff. Sounds about right, yes?

Farmer

Farmer

Hard working and one to appreciate both nature and the food it provides, you would've been an Egyptian Farmer! Farmers were irreplaceable in ancient Egypt, and were responsible for supporting the entire economy with grain profits, among other crops. As a farmer, you would've been fairly wealthy and considered important - which places powerful people on your side. Your trade was considered invaluable, and you would be expected to pass your knowledge of land and food down through many generations. Best part of it all? You get first pick of the best looking food!

Priest

Priest

A true spiritual and seeker of "something more", you would've been an Egyptian Priest! Priests were regarded as messengers of the Gods, and caretakers to both the dying and their ancestors. As a priest, your strong religious core would have guided an entire civilization's daily routines and beliefs, not to mention the direct influence you would have over even royalty and noblemen. Priests could either keep to themselves as much as desired, or become a champion of the people - It is all in your hands!

Soldier

Soldier

Determined, brash, and headstrong - you would have made an excellent Egyptian Soldier! Your desire for action and true loathing of monotony would've had you longing for battle even in times of peace. Farming? No thanks. Scribe? Forget about it! Wherever the battle is, that's where you belong. Egyptian soldiers had access to chariots, fortresses, and a vast array of advanced weaponry - all combining into one incredibly formidable fighting force. This, coupled with your innate connection to a core sense of honor, respect, and valor all make you the perfect person to lead countless troops into war - and seize victory for a mighty ancient empire!

Nobleman

Nobleman

Clean cut and charismatic, you would've been an Egyptian Noblemen! A spokesperson for the people and a diplomat when needed, your heritage would've placed you in an immediate place of power and influence over the vast Egyptian civilization. It takes a very specific type of individual to oversee such a vast and complicated empire such as your own - and luckily you get to share this responsibility, or completely shrug it off if you wish! As a nobleman, you'd be granted free reign to do almost anything you set your mind to - so long as it did not interfere with the Pharaoh's wishes. Tough life, huh?