Children in ancient Egypt were cherished. That does not mean they could misbehave and get away with it. Rather the opposite was true. Boys were considered to be troublemakers, whether they were or not, and ancient Egyptian parents believed boys needed a firm hand to grow up strong and capable. Girls had an easier time of it, but they too had to behave and listen to their parents. All kids learned about the Egyptian gods and goddesses. Children were taught why it was important to keep their hearts light by doing good deeds. If a couple could not have children, adoption was encouraged. Kids had homes in ancient Egypt. No child was left to raise themselves.
The children in Ancient Egypt were very popular and loved. It was important that families had children, especially sons, so children were cherished and loved. Boys Even though boys were the most popular of all the children, they would sometimes get in trouble. The Ancient Egyptians considered boys to be troublemakers even if they were … Continue reading "Ancient Egyptian Children"
Workmen and their families lived some 3,000 years ago in the village now known as Deir el-Medina. Written records from the unusually well educated community offer fascinating descriptions of everyday activities
Egypt is a dry, hot desert country and ancient life depended on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile was used for: Water to irrigate the fields; The main means of travelling and of transporting goods, all by boat; An important source of protein food when people caught fish; The main building material was … Continue reading "Egyptian Daily Life"
Life for a farmer is governed by the sun. As it rises on another hot day in the Egyptian countryside, Shenti wakes up and throws off the rough linen sheet that was woven by his wife. He crawls out of bed to wash, shave and get dressed.