Ancient Egyptian Life || Daily Life in Ancient Egypt


The daily life of ancient Egypt revolved around the Nile and fertile lands along its shores. The annual floods of the Nile have enriched the soil and brought good crops and riches to the ground. Egyptian farmers have built their homes from the crinkles designed to shelter them from outside. Each house had a kitchen with an open roof that contained a grinding mill for grinding grain and a small oven for bread baking. The walls were painted white and could be covered with dyed sails.

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The floors were covered with reed mats, while the wooden chairs, the raised beds and the individual tables represented the furniture. For the ancient Egyptians, hygiene and appearance were important. They bathed in the Nile and used soap as a paste made of animal fats and chalk. The men raced their beard, hair and whole body, perfumed and anointed with aromatic ointments that covered the unpleasant odors. The clothing consisted of a simple white linen, both men and women in the upper classes wore wigs, jewelery and cosmetics for treatment. The children did not wear clothing until maturity at the age of 12, and at this age the men were circumcised and their heads were shaved. Mothers were responsible for the care and raise of children, while the father offered the family. Music and dance were popular entertainment activities for those who could afford it. Early instruments included flutes and harps, while instruments similar to trumpets, oboes and whistles developed later. In the New Kingdom, the Egyptians composed songs on bells, cymbals, tambourines, drums, loaves and harps brought from Asia. Sistrum was used as a religious ceremony instrument.

The Egyptian daily food was mainly vegetarian, fruits and consisted of grains and vegetables. Red meat was very expensive, and usually only richest people was able to afford it.The ancient Egyptians enjoyed a variety of recreational activities, such as games like Senet, a piece of board game that has been particularly popular since ancient times, another similar game was mehen, which had a board circular game. Jongleria and ball games have been popular among children, as well as the fighting games mentioned in a tomb at Beni Hasan. Rich members of ancient Egyptian society enjoyed hunting and canoeing.


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