Ancient Egyptian lifestyles Facts

Lifestyles in ancient Egypt vary a lot. People worshipped many gods, like Ra who is the sun god, Isis, Thoth, and many others. In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh was at the top of the ‘pyramid’ and his family, noble people who owned land, and the priests came after.

Bread was a major part of this cuisine. This bread was exclusively prepared from emmer wheat. Different kinds of meat were available for the elite, like, beef, veal, antelope and gazelle meat.

Ancient Egyptian food also included pulses, chickpeas, cabbages, turnips, lentils and beans. Sometimes, vegetables such as celery were eaten raw. Fruits also formed an important part of ancient Egyptian cuisine. Beer was very famous and was the national drink of ancient Egypt.

Schools taught writing, reading, math, and sports as well as morals and manors. At the age of fourteen, sons of farmers or craftsmen joined their dads in their professions.

Egyptians loved to make art. The Egyptians made statues, reliefs, paintings, pottery, jewellery, sculptures and coffins. They made art for gods, kings and queens, and for the dead in their tombs.

The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The Egyptians lived in houses made of bricks. The most well-known of these pyramids was built for the pharaoh Khufu. It is known as the ‘Great Pyramid’.

Egyptian religion was highly ritualistic, involving daily ceremonial activities. They also had death Rituals and Ceremonies. The Death Rituals practised by the Ancient Egyptians included embalming and mummification.

Formalized ritual and ceremonial dances in which the dancing priest-king represented the person of a god or the servant and regenerator of his people were practiced. It is believed that the dances originally started as a way of both mourning the dead and appeasing the goddess Sekhmet.

The ancient Egyptians depended on natural factors in preserving the agricultural soil from pollution and loss of fertility. The climate in ancient Egypt was very hot and dry. The ancient Egyptians farmed and irrigated the land near the Nile River.

The Nile River was used by the ancient Egyptians for many things. They fished for food, washed themselves and their clothes, and collected water for irrigation, drinking and cooking.

Ancient Egypt was known for its magnificent beauty, exotic perfumes, beautiful clothes, flamboyant style and vivacious hairstyles. They used soaps, creams, and oils for skin care. They used aromatic perfumes and dramatic hairstyles to fight eerie heat.

The Egyptians had a holistic approach when it comes to eye makeup. On the one hand it was really decorative and exquisitely ornate and on the other hand it was considered to have medicinal benefits.