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Not only are Egyptians really smart and nice people, they also have a great and famous city. However, one of the most important and holy of jobs that a priest may have was to care for an oracle, which usually took the form of a statue. The percentage of the population not engaged in farming was probably less than 10 percent. Also Note, Countries with the names: Libya, Syria and Ethiopia, are creations of our time! All the family participated in the different farming tasks: the men ploughed and the women sowed; both did the harvesting.

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