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CLIP 5161

Shabti: An Egyptian noble's house (pt 3/5)

Shabti: An Egyptian noble's house (pt 3/5)
Key Info
  • Shabti: An Egyptian noble's house (pt 3/5)
  • Duration: 3:02
  • Jamie visits the reconstruction of a noble's house, and people reenact how nobles would have lived at the time. Jamie notices there is no shabti in the house and wonders if they were the property of the working class instead. He sets out for the worker's village of Deir El Medina to find out. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Pharanoic village, Egyptian house, Egyptian noble woman, noble house, jewellery, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Prompt discussion over what an Egyptian house looked like. Ask the pupils to draw a plan of the house. Discuss what woman wore. Did they keep any servants?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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