What Was An Egyptian's Life Like?
When a boy became four years old, his dad began to teach him a trade or profession. If the dad was a farmer, the child became a farmer. Once a boy was twelve years old, his whole head was shaved off except one lock of hair. Most girls got married at a young age and looked after the house and their children. The reason why girls got married so early was because they had a short life. Most children died at birth or when they were young because they didn't have or use the vaccines we have today to prevent death or sicknesses.
What Did The Egyptians Eat?
The Egyptians mainly ate beef. They also ate lamb, pork, goat, fish, duck, and geese. The rich soil made it easy to grow food. The rich soil came from yearly flooding that the Egyptians could predict. They grew barley, wheat, lentils, cucumbers, beans, leeks, onions, dates, figs and grapes. Everybody ate different foods. Poor people ate bread, onions, and other vegetables. Rich people ate cakes sweetened with honey. Their food was cooked in clay ovens.
Which Animals Lived In Egypt?
Most Egyptian families had pets. Animals can be seen in many painted walls in tombs. The cat was the favorite pet to Egyptians because it killed rats and mice in the house. This made a cat a god named Bastet, who protected the house. Some cats were trained by their masters to hunt birds. Most families had pet cats, monkeys, or birds. Animals were exchanged from the market. Egyptians used animals for food and clothes. They kept cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. They also hunted wild animals on the edges of the desert.
What did the Egyptian's Clothes Look Like?
The children's clothes were simple and made out of linen. People usually had simple clothes because of the hot weather. Flax was grown to make linen for clothes. They had leather or reed sandals and wore a bracelet or necklace. People bought clothes at the market.
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