and poor citizens of Egypt alike lived in two-story homes made of brick
and were usually facing the road or walled garden. The rich people's houses
were extremely close together and huddled near the palace, leaving more
space for farmland.
Inside the houses, you would most likely find that the floor was covered by a straw rug and rooms lighted by saucers of oil in which floated a wick. If the family was rich, you would find beds, chairs, and stools. You may also find baskets and chests where previously worn clothing of the rich was discarded to be taken out by professional laundry men and washed in the Nile.