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Author Archives: beth2012

Help Wanted

*HELP WANTED!*   We are looking for help in the beautiful house. As our previous wrapper has fallen ill, we are looking for a part time replacement. Up for the job? Read on.   If you;     AREN’T squeamish. Don’t mind blood. Can stand the smell. Wrap a mummy correctly.     Then this … Continue reading »

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The main ingredient in the beer was bread made from a rich yeasty dough possibly including malt. The bread was lightly baked and crumbled into small pieces before being strained through a sieve with water. Flavor was added in the form of dates and the mixture was fermented in a large vat and then stored … Continue reading »

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FOOD

When you look at the country of Egypt, you see large areas of dry hot desert. The Egyptians did have one thing going for them: The River Nile. Each year, the river would flood, covering areas with rich thick silt and mud. This was necessary for them because it brought fertilizers to the land. The … Continue reading »

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School

 Formal education in ancient Egypt was mostly reserved for the boys of rich families. Although there is some evidence that sometimes, girls did go,and some became doctors! Boys usually started school at 7 and were taught mathematics, how to write and to read. Most of the education for poorer  boys and girls came from their mothers and … Continue reading »

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Sport

Ancient Egyptian Sports Many of today’s sports were practiced by the Ancient Egyptians, who set the rules and regulations for them. Inscriptions on monuments indicate that they practiced wrestling, weightlifting, long jump, swimming, rowing, shooting, fishing and athletics, as well as various kinds of ball games. Ancient Egyptian kings, princes and statesmen were keen on … Continue reading »

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Transport

Transport The Egyptians didn’t build roads to travel around their empire. They didn’t need to. Nature had already built them a superhighway right through the middle of their empire called the Nile River. Most of the major cities in Ancient Egypt were located along the banks of the Nile River. As a result, the Egyptians … Continue reading »

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Fashion

Fashion   What did the egyptian children wear? What were the cloths made of? What did men wear? What did pharaohs wear?   1) Most young children went around completely naked. When they were six years old they began to wear clothes that would protect them from the intense dry heat.   2) Most of … Continue reading »

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Women in ancient Egypt had  many rights. They were not quite equal with men, but they had a good say of what happened in their lives.Women who broke the law faced the same punishments as men , and were expected to defend themselves in court, just like men! Women didn’t have to marry. They could … Continue reading »

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Religion The people of ancient Egypt developed their religion based on gods and goddesses and the powers that they had. They had a deep belief in the supernatural and that their lives were controlled by their deities.   In old Egypt, there were two Kingdoms called Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt. Both of these kingdoms … Continue reading »

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Money

What was the money in ancient Egypt? Were there fines? How much were scribes paid? 1) The ancient Egyptians used lots of things as money. There was grain bread and onions. Imagine a salary of celery! 2) Yes! Only in minor wrongs. The rest in ancient Egypt  were of a much more extreme level. In … Continue reading »

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