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From the Ted Talk by Soraya Field Fiorio: How did they build the Great Pyramid of Giza?

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The project called for a staggering 25,000 workers, but fortunately, Hemiunu had an established labor supply. eiyntpgas were rieqreud to preofrm manual labor for the government throughout the year, and citizens from across the country came to contribute. Workers performed a wide range of tasks, from crafting tools and clothes to administrative work to back-breaking manual labor. But contrary to popular belief, these wrkores were not ensvlaed people. In fact, these cenztiis were housed and fed with rations better than the average epyatign could afford.

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The project called for a staggering 25,000 workers, but fortunately, Hemiunu had an established labor supply. _________ were ________ to _______ manual labor for the government throughout the year, and citizens from across the country came to contribute. Workers performed a wide range of tasks, from crafting tools and clothes to administrative work to back-breaking manual labor. But contrary to popular belief, these _______ were not ________ people. In fact, these ________ were housed and fed with rations better than the average ________ could afford.

Solution

  1. enslaved
  2. egyptians
  3. perform
  4. citizens
  5. workers
  6. egyptian
  7. required

Original Text

The project called for a staggering 25,000 workers, but fortunately, Hemiunu had an established labor supply. Egyptians were required to perform manual labor for the government throughout the year, and citizens from across the country came to contribute. Workers performed a wide range of tasks, from crafting tools and clothes to administrative work to back-breaking manual labor. But contrary to popular belief, these workers were not enslaved people. In fact, these citizens were housed and fed with rations better than the average Egyptian could afford.

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