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  • Of the Ancient Egyptians By Jessica Bautista Daily Life
  • Table of Contents
    • Family Life
    • Entertainment
    • Parties
    • Women
    • Children
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • Houses(Rich People)
    • Houses(Commoners)
    • Credits
  • Family Life
    • They loved their children.
    • In lower class families the mother raised the children.
    • In wealthy families, they had slaves and servants that assisted them in taking care of the children.
    • If a family could not have children, they would pray to the gods all the time.
    • They would also use magic to try to get children
    • They could also adopt if they wanted to.
  • Entertainment
    • Most of their relaxation happened at the Nile River.
    • Activities include: fishing, river boat outings, swimming, hunting crocodiles and hippopotamuses
    • Also played boat games where two teams of men in boats had long poles, and they would try to push the other one into the water.
    • Hunting in the deserts
    • Noblemen especially loved it.
    • They first hunted by foot.
    • Overtime they used horses and chariots.
    • Some of the animals the Ancient Egyptians hunted were the fox, hare, and the hyena.
    The Nile River
  • Parties
    • The wealthy Egyptians held parties
    • Supplied plenty of food, beer and wine.
    • Singers, dancers, acrobats, and musicians were hired to entertain.
    • Egyptians also played instruments such as the lute, harp, and lyre.
    • Liked to play board games like Hounds & Jackals, and Senet.
    • Children played with toys like carved ivory animals, wooden horses on wheels, and balls.
  • Women
    • An Egyptian wife and mother were respected in this ancient society.
    • Sometimes wives and mothers of pharaohs were secretly the "real" ruling power in government
    • Commoners did not know about it.
    • Were treated equally as men in many ways.
    • Owned land, took part in business deals
    • Punished the same ways as men were
    • Queen Hatshepsut was the only woman who stood out of the line when she announced herself pharaoh.
    A statue of QueenHatshepsut. Displayed at the Metropolitian Museum of Art.
  • Children
    • Young boys learned to trade or craft from their fathers.
    • Young girls worked and were trained at home with their mothers.
    • Families that could afford sent their sons (age 7) to school.
    • They would study religion, reading, writing, and arithmetic there.
    • There is no evidence of schools for girls
    • Some were home schooled.
    • Those who were could read and write. Some even became doctors.
    • When parents were too old to take care of themselves, the children were expected to take care of them.
    • When parents died, the sons were given the land and daughters were given household goods (furniture and jewelry)
    • If there were no sons in the family, the daughters would be able to tinherit everything.
    • Sometimes the girls inherited homes.
    Not everybody could afford expensive toys. Clay was formed into dolls, toy animals and other play things because it was available from nature. (This is a clay cat)
  • Marriage
    • Common girls married at twelve.
    • Boys were usually older.
    • Richer girls married when they were older.
    • Some marriages were arranged, some could chose who they wanted to marry.
    • Average man had one wife.
    • Kings had many wives.
    • Before marriage ceremony couple signed agreement papers.
    • Papers said that wife received an allowance from her husband.
    • Also, the wife gets to keep anything that she brought into the marriage(if the marriage ended for any reason.)
    • Both could own land separate from each other.
    • Wife usually let her husband manage both their lands.
  • Divorce
    • Divorce was optionial.
    • Wasn’t really common
    • Wife would go to her family for help if a husband treated her badly.
    • Wife's family would try to argue with the husband to treat her better.
    • If behavior did not change, they divorced.
    • Divorcing was simple
    • All they had to do was say that they were divorcing infront of a witness.
    • The wife was given custody of the children
    • She could also remarry.
  • Houses ( Commoners )
    • Lived in town houses usually 2-3 stories high.
    • First Floor : held for businesses
    • Second and Third Floors : the family living area.
    • Sometimes slept on the roof during the summer to keep cool.
    • Sewage had to be thrown out into pits, the river, or the streets.
    • Most all people had some furniture.
    • Things you find in a commoners house : A stool, small boxes for jewelry and cosmetics, chests for clothing, pottery jars, and oil lamps.
    • Most of Egyptians did not have many belongings that had to be hidden so a chest or basket would use plenty of their space.
    • Tables were rarely used.
    • Each home had a fly catcher.
    Egyptians bringing in furniture.
  • Houses ( Rich People )
    • Made of bricks of sun dried mud called “adobe”
    • They only had little wood.
    • A nobleman's home was divided into three areas: a reception area, a hall, and the private quarters.
    • The windows and doors on the house were covered with mats to keep out the flies, dust, and heat.
    • The inside walls were decorated with wall hangings made of leather, and the floors were covered with tile.
    • Sometimes there was a room on the roof with three walls where the family slept on hot summer nights.
    Building a house.
  • Credits
    • http://www2.sptimes.com/Egypt/EgyptCredit.4.2.html
    • http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/timelines/topics/furniture.htm
    • http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/beautyaids.html
    • http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/bride.htm