2014/07/16

Ancient Egypt Clothing Video


The ancient Egyptians both men and women wore linen clothes all throughout the hot weather. The men wore short skirts around their waists called kilts, while the women wore straight fitting dresses with straps on their shoulders. 

The wealthy men wore pleated kilts, and the older men wore a longer kilt. When doing hard work, men wore a loin cloth, and women wore a short skirt. Children usually ran around nude during the summer months. Linen is a fabric made from plant fibers.

Now we'll show video about Ancient Egyptians Men and Women Clothes

Ancient Egypt Clothing Video







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2014/06/26

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2014/06/22

what did Ancient Egyptians eat


Egypt is also known for its historical monuments such as the Giza pyramid complex and even the Egyptian civilization holds a lot of importance. Egypt is a country with a political and cultural significance for the Middle East. Egypt gets its English name from various sources such as Egypt word French, Latin and Greek Aegyptus Aigyptos old.

What the ancient Egyptians ate varies according to their social and financial status. If you're rich, you are available to better food. Egyptian recipes were influenced by factors such as foreign invasion, foreign trade. Main influence of Egyptian cuisine came from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

It is interesting to study the eating habits of the ancient Egyptians, among other aspects of their lives. It is surprising that, medammes Ful, the bean dish, which is now the national dish of Egypt was eaten in the pharaonic periods. Medammes ful, a dish of fava beans is often a breakfast food is the national dish of Egypt was eaten in pharaonic periods.


what did Ancient Egyptians eat


what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat

what did Ancient Egyptians eat



The basic meal in ancient Egypt was beer, bread and onions, the peasants ate every day, probably as a morning meal before leaving for work in the fields or works commissioned by the pharaohs.  Another simple meal is eaten in the cool of the evening, probably boiled vegetables, bread and beer, possibly wild birds.

Ancient Egyptian Kitchen utensils and equipment included items such as storage jars,bowls, pots, pans, ladles, sieves, and whisks.  Most people used clay dishes, while the wealthy used dishes made of bronze, silver, and gold. Sesame seeds, honey, fruit, butter, and herbs were commonly added to the dough to add flavour.

 Ancient Egyptians cuisine resemblance to the cuisine of modern Egypt. Bread was a major part of this ancient Egyptian cuisine. This bread was  prepared from emmer wheat. At times, barley was also used. An interesting fact remains to be that bread was available in 30 different shapes. From the round bread called as pita, there was also bread that was baked in the shapes of animals or birds. At times, this bread also included some healthy fillings.

Egypt also had a lucrative trade in dried and salted fish. Because of the heat, meat and fish had to be eaten immediately or preserved by salting and brining, drying, smoking or by the addition of honey, beer and fish roe.  Several types of meat were eaten, including Beef cattle was commonly consumed by the rich, with sheep or goat, while the poor often ate geese, ducks and other poultry.

 Animals such as cattle, goats, sheep and pigs were the main source of obtaining meat. Herodotus confirms that "Quails, ducks and smaller birds are salted and eaten uncooked; all other kinds of birds, as well as fish, excepting those that are sacred to the Egyptians, are eaten roasted or boiled".

The vegetables were also common ancient Egyptian food and a number of recipes featuring the use of peas and beans. There were also a number of different oils and fats used in food preparation. All ate with their fingers. Vegetables were often served with vinaigrette and vinegar. Fish and poultry are consumed by people. Fish and meat were stored by methods such as salting.

Vegetables are the main ingredient in most dishes in Egyptian additions to the meat Whether beef or chicken. This included celery, lettuce, cucumber, scallions etc. Garlic was also used predominantly . Ancient Egyptian food also included pulses, chickpeas, cabbages, turnips, lentils and beans.

Sugar was something that was not really known to the ancient Egyptians. Honey was used as a sweetener where as the poor used dates as a way to sweeten food. Ancient Egyptians also had a rich dessert. One Egyptian desserts is milk toffee . Another is Almond Milk Custard Tart. Chestnut whipped cream recipe is difficult to achieve, but it's worth a try.

The fruits are eaten as a dessert after a meal with many other sweet dishes that Egyptians excel at making. Fruits Egyptians ate were dates, grapes, pomegranates, peaches, watermelon etc. although the nature of the fruit varies with the dominant season and agriculture.

 Yet the craftsmen at Deir el Medina had their own dedicated team of fishermen who supplied them with an amount of fish determined by their rank, and few species of fish were considered sacred.

Counterpoise of a Pectoral of Tutankhamun


This pectoral counterpoise is made of gold, semiprecious stones, and polychrome glass. Strands of beads originally hung beneath this piece of jewelry.

The openwork part of the counterpoise features Heh, the god of a million years, kneeling and bearing the Udjat sacred eye of Horus.

Counterpoise of a Pectoral of Tutankhamun
 One of his arms is supported by the Sa symbol of protection and he is flanked by two uraei, or royal cobras, topped with sun disks. The two reeds on the sides of the counterpoise symbolize time.

 Heh traditionally holds these reeds while standing upon the Shen ring of infinity and a frog that symbolizes thousands of years. These symbols guarantee the king millions of years of safety and protection whether he is alive or dead.

2014/06/18

Pectoral of King Tutankhamun


Pectorals, which were considered to be shields, were important jewelry items of kings or high officials. The magic of the sacred symbols, deities and colors on the shields protected the wearer in life and the afterlife.

Unlike many other pectorals made of gold and semiprecious stones, this pectoral is made of gilded wood and colored glass and belonged to King Tutankhamun.  The main decorative element is the royal cartouche containing the throne name of the king.

Pectoral of King Tutankhamun

The serpentine scarab, usually the central and most important element of the pectoral, is used as a counterbalance and hangs on the back of the wearer.

This pectoral was given as a present for the burial of the king by one of the humbler attendants.



2014/06/15

Cartouche video

We talked in the previous topic about Cartouche.We explained what is the Cartouche, the origin of its name , Ancient Egyptians believes about the Cartouche and generally the history of the Cartouche .


And we show some famous examples from Egyptian history, as well as a bouquet of the most beautiful pictures of Cartouche.Today we'll show a Video is designed to identify the Cartouche and its history.






2014/06/14

Video about Slavery in Ancient Egypt

We explained in the topic of Ancient Egyptian slaves a lot information about its roots in ancient civilisations Information especially in Ancient Egypt .We talked about the reasons for the existence of slavery .

And we say that Slaves constituted the lowest layer of the social pyramid. Wars were common in the ancient world and prisoners of war were gradually turned into slaves.

But one could also become a slave on account of his inability to pay his debts. Slavery was the direct result of poverty. Today we show a video about slavery and the conditions of slaves in ancient Egypt.




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Ancient Egyptian slaves

 

2014/06/13

Egyptian Eye Meaning


The eye of Horus is also known as Horus or udjat. The udjat is represented as a human eye and eyebrow as they would be seen looking at a person in the face. The eye is decorated with signs that adorn the eyes of hawks.The eye is decorated with signs that adorn the eyes of hawks. 

 Usually it is the right eye showed that the udjat, although the left is not uncommon.  This is probably because of another myth that the sun and moon were the right (sun) and left (moon) eyes of the god of the sky and the sun is considered more powerful.

The Eye of Horus symbol was used in funerary rites and decoration, as shown in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Therefore, the sacred eye could also function as a symbol of the offer.

Egyptian Eye Meaning

Egyptian Eye Meaning

Egyptian Eye Meaning

Egyptian Eye Meaning



Egyptian Eye Meaning


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The Eye of Horus

 

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