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What do you guys know about Egyptian slavery? Who did they enslave? What did they do?

How would you teach a class about Egyptian slavery?

Asked By: John I. - 9/21/2007
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The topic is very complicated as our modern notions of slavery are anachronistic when applied to ancient Egypt... More
Answered By: shoveling_ferret - 9/21/2007
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the bible says the Israelites were enslaved by Eqypt, and Moses brought them out of slavery.
Answered By: curmudgeon - 9/21/2007
 
Slavery was common in the ancient world. It actually still exists in some places. The idea is that foreigners, prisoners of war, or even the poorest or most unlucky of your own people can be forced into unpaid work and actually owned and managed as cattle.
Answered By: eg - 9/21/2007
 
The Egyptians enslaved the Hebrews... kinda like in the Prince of Egypt. They would make them do a great many things from serving the different people of the royal family to making and moving the blocks that make the pyramids. The slaves were treated worse then those of African descendant in America in the early years... More
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Answered By: gothicpunker - 9/21/2007
 
Just look at the egyptian map. desert to the east, desert to the west...not much to enslave there. Some lybians. To the north, Israelites and other military weak nations....So there are bound to be some slaves from over there. Count in some prisoners of war against the various middle eastern empires... More
Answered By: dirk_vermaelen - 9/21/2007
 
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