Contemporary footage, interspersed with pictures from 3,000 year old murals, illustrates how farming worked in Ancient Egypt. Artefacts are used as evidence of the existence of other crafts, such as making pots, furniture, jewellery and clothes. With thanks to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

First broadcast:
9 November 2007

Work in ancient Egypt could be discussed and compared with the jobs done by the parents of students. What jobs would not have existed in Ancient Egypt? If they had lived in Ancient Egypt, what work do students think they would like to have done?