This is the first scenario I've played using version 1.3. I especially like the new graphics for the shrines.
I had a leisurely start. Built the palace, 2 more nobles, some servants and more farms. (Luckily, there is an existing necropolis on this map, because Pharaoh Kach I died as soon as the palace was placed.)
I didn't want to build on the southern island, so I tried some urban clearance. I deleted all the existing brick makers, farmers and shopkeepers on the southern island - but not all at once. I did get a few vagrants, but I managed to move these into servants' shacks within the first two seasons.