Ancient Egypt Daily Life Copy Essay

Submitted By MasterJordanC190
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The ancient society I am investigating is: …Ancient
Daily life:

Home life
What were the houses made from?
What were the main differences between the houses of the poor and rich? What was home life like for men, women, and children? Beliefs/ Religion/
What sort of religion did they believe in?
Why was religion so important to their daily life? What religious ceremonies did they have? Why were they important? Describe what it would be like for a typical day in your selected society

Give 2 examples

.Egyptian homes were made from sun dried mud, known as adobe, because wood was insufficient. In the inside, leather was used for decorations. .Rich people's homes were divided into three areas: a reception area, a hall, and the private quarters. The windows and doors were covered with mats to keep out flies, dust and heat. Floors were tiled and walls were decorated with leather hangings. The normal lived in town houses which were two to three stories high. The first story of the town home was usually reserved for businesses, while the second and third floors provided the family living space. Many people slept on the roof during the summer to keep cool. Most all people had some furniture consisting mostly of a stool, small boxes for jewellery and cosmetics, chests for clothing, pottery jars, and oil lamps. Each home was equipped with at least one fly catcher. .The people of ancient Egypt valued family life. They loved children and as the best. In the lower class families, the mother raised the children. The wealthy had slaves and servants that helped take care of the children by attending to their daily needs. Children were required to look after the elderly. Young boys learned a trade or craft from their fathers or an artisan. Young girls worked and received their training at home with their mothers. Those who could afford it sent their sons, from about the age 7, to school to study religion, reading, writing, and arithmetic. Even though there is no evidence of schools for girls, some were home taught to read and write and some even became doctors.

.Religion guided every aspect of
Egyptian life. Egyptian religion was based on polytheism. It was based on the Egyptians' interaction with a variety of gods who were believed to be present in, and in control of, the forces and elements of nature. In other words, it's the belief of gods and goddesses. .Ancient Egyptian festivals were often celebrated with offerings, feasts and community gatherings. These festivals occurred for a number of reasons, such as strengthening the ruling pharaoh, celebrating the new year or honouring Egyptian gods. Most of these celebrations occurred locally, but some, such as the Sed Festival, were celebrated by all Egyptians.

Rich house

Normal house



Daily life:


Who was responsible for their education?

Which group of people were educated and what were they taught?

Who was not allowed to be educated? Why?

Describe what it would be like for a typical day in your selected society

.Teachers gave education to only boys in school.
Girls were trained by their mothers. Boys were taught other things by their fathers.
.Boys needed an education to be useful in
Ancient Egyptian culture. When they were young, boys learned skills from their fathers. They learned to fish, hunt, and work in the family's fields. As a boy grew, his father would decide what type of education he would receive. For some of the poorer boys, all he could learn was his father's trade. If a boy was to learn something other than his father's trade, there was a fee. Girls were taught at home how to weave, cook, harvest, weed fields, spin and how to take care of babies. Evidence shows that some girls learnt how to read and write and some even became doctors.
.Girls were not allowed to go to school. This is because of the law. They can only be taught at home. Food