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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Life Styles



Ancient Egypt: One of few remaining dwellings areas, that of the Workers' Village at Luxor, Egypt, showing houses of modest size, but built from durable stone.
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Ancient Egypt: One of few remaining dwellings areas, that of the Workers' Village at Luxor, Egypt, showing houses of modest size, but built from durable stone.

Ancient Egypt: Everyday earthenware.
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Ancient Egypt: Everyday earthenware, from Vatican Museum. Photo: Richard Carter.

The most common food eaten among average Egyptians was bread made from wheat. Beer made from barley was the most popular beverage. The food of the Ancient Egyptians was fairly diverse, including fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry.
Rich Egyptians could enjoy beef, antelope, gazelle and many sorts of baked goods. They also drank wine, made from grapes or dates.
The most common garments were robes, made from linens. Headdresses were common, and rich Egyptians often used wigs. Common Egyptians did not use shoes, while rich Egyptians used sandals.
Ordinary houses were made from dried mud, with roofs made from palm tree trunks and palm leaves. Sizes of the houses varied immensely between the one-room huts of poor people and the multi-room mansions of the rich. Furniture was commonly used, and candles and lamps were employed to light the interior. Charcoal and wood was used for fuel. Clay ovens and fires were used for cooking.





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By Tore Kjeilen