Model of an Ancient Egyptian Home
The majority of
Egyptians lived in towns and villages
strung out along the Nile Valley. To
escape the flooding season, some towns were
built on the edge of the desert
and on patches of high ground within
the valley. Until the New Kingdom,
houses, places, government offices, and even
temples, were built from dried mud bricks,
which was a fragile building material.
Most of the houses contained a sun shield, a structure for storing grain, extending stairs leading to the roof, and a courtyard.
Life in Ancient Egypt
Living in Ancient Egypt
Egypt: Daily Life