The Egyptians

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


The Egyptians – Housing

The Egyptians – Housing

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 papyrus reeds. However, it was soon discovered that the mud left behind after the annual flooding of the Nile (inundation)...
The Egyptians – Society

The Egyptians – Society

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The ancient Egyptian people were grouped in a hierarchical system with the Pharaoh at...

Timeline – Ancient Egypt

Period Date Dynasty Important People Important Events Late Predynastic 3100 BC – 2950 BC 0 Menes North and south Egypt united Hieroglyphic writing developed Early Dynastic 2950 BC – 2575 BC 1 Menes Imhotep Dzoser Memphis capital of Egypt First writing on papyrus First...
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