In Egypt, houses were made of adobe, because wood was
scarce. The windows
and doors were covered with mats, to keep out insects, dust, and heat.
Many people slept on the roof in the summer, so that they could keep cool.
Sewage was drained into household pits that led onto the street or into the Nile.
All people had a stool, small boxes for cosmetics, chests for clothing,
pottery jars, oil lamps, and each house had at least one flycatcher.