The Egyptians

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of Ancient Egypt

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of Ancient Egypt


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Egyptian Clothing: Pharaohs to Commoners

Egyptian clothing was made from locally-sourced materials—as were clothes from all ancient societies. Pastoral nomads created clothing from their livestock. AS one of the earliest agricultural societies,  the ancient Egyptians wore light clothes made from linen. Linen is made from flax - a plant which was grown along the Nile.…

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Ancient Egyptian Food: Dining Like a Pharoah

Ancient Egyptian food is surprisingly diverse considering the arid landscape from which it came. Although Egypt is a hot, desert country where the lack of water makes it difficult to grow crops and raise animals, the annual flooding of the river Nile (inundation) between the months of June and September…

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Ancient Egyptian Houses: Domiciles From Pharaohs to Farmers

Ancient Egyptian houses and their architectural styles were influenced by the environment, the wealth of their inhabitants, and the size of their household. There are no forests in Egypt so wood is scarce and is not used for house building. The earliest inhabitants of Egypt lived in huts made from…

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Egyptian Social Classes and Society

The ancient Egyptian people were grouped in a hierarchical system with the Pharaoh at the top and farmers and slaves at the bottom. Egyptian social classes had some porous borders but they were largely fixed and clearly delineated, not unlike the medieval feudal system. Clearly, the groups of people nearest…

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Ancient Egypt Timeline: From the Pre-Dynastic to the Late Periods

Below is an Ancient Egypt Timeline outlining the major dividing points in the history of Egyptian civilization, including the early, middle, and new kingdoms. In addition to the Ancient Egypt Timeline, this site features exhaustive information on the civilization, including descriptions of its social classes, pyramids, and many other facts. [eagle_dfp_ad…

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