2012/09/14

Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

The Nile was their livelihood in a country otherwise sterile, it was their God, and it was also a source of livelihood. Needless to say this was a big part of their daily lives. The land along the Nile River was green and fertile.


Ancient Egyptian Daily Life


The ancient Egyptians lived in houses made of mud and brick. They grew and grew food to sell as well as their livelihood. This product was made in the towns and villages to share things required by them.
The inhabitants of ancient Egypt have chosen different professions such as farmers, artisans, scribes, architects, etc. Some of them have formed small groups and were used by the royal family.
There were obvious differences in the standard of living which then determines the type of home, clothing, food and servants or slaves. Everyone, from richest to poorest it was very religious and took their duties very seriously.

The family was of paramount importance to the ancient Egyptians. Parents, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, loyalty and respect are important to them. Children in particular have been identified as favors. Women in the lower strata of society took care of their children, cooked and cleaned while many wealthy families hired care takers and cooks.
Slavery was rampant and a way of life in ancient Egypt. Not many women have been trained, but they were equal in the world of business. Business relations, legal affairs, punishments were the same for women as for men was. The policy was also an area in which women proved themselves worthy, albeit surreptitiously.
Young began as apprentices, learning a craft or art of their predecessors or professionals. The girls have learned at home from their mothers. Those who could enroll their children in school, when they reached the age of seven. They taught mathematics, reading, writing, religion.
Girls from poor families were given in marriage when they age twelve and boys, a little later than that. However, girls from wealthy families married later and some of them have chosen for themselves. Polygamy was common among the Pharaohs.
Prenuptials were signed before the marriage took place which led to the woman money paid to her by her husband. Everything she had and took his family home would be hers. Divorce was an option too.
We learned about kitchen items through the remains of jars, bowls, ladles, pots, pans, whisks and sieves found in tombs. Dishes were made of clay, and wealthy families had vessels of gold, silver and bronze.
Luxury was an integral part of ancient Egypt as cosmetics. They have creams and lotions and creams were made of their perfume, lime and oil. The fragrant oil used on a daily basis and painted lips, nails and cheeks.
Hunting for food and entertainment was common. Drama activities of the temple took place from time to time.

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