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First recorded strike

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  • Who: Royal Necropolis at Deir el-Medina

  • What: First recorded strike

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The first recorded strike in history took place in ancient Egypt on 14 November 1152 BC when the artisans of the Royal Necropolis at Deir el-Medina organised an uprising. The event, which took place under the rule of Pharaoh Ramses III, was recorded in detail on a papyrus that dates from that time.


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