Ancient Egypt

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Student:Helgi Týr
Ancient Egypt
Teacher: Margaret Anne Johnson
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Ancient Egypt is well know for its rich history and culture. Not many people know how the daily live there was, the structure of the government and of coursethe fact that Egypt was built on the backs of slave labor. There are those people that believe Ancient Egypt may have been ruthless and uncivilized, and then there are the others that want to see how it contributed to modern Western Civilization. Either way it goes Egyptian life cannot be looked at as anything without answering a few questions. Where is Egypt? Who were the Egyptians? What was daily life like? Questions ...

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was scarce of most wild life and water, regardless of which season was ongoing. Agricultural crops were not the basis of Egyptian diet because the Nile provided a continuous quantity of fish which were tended year round. Not only was fish caught all year round, cattle was also. Geese were also raised to supply eggs, meat, and fat. Cattle, the Egyptian staple diet, were often used for grazing land at the times the Nile receded but however, during the inundation, cattle were brought to higher land and were often fed the grains that had been harvested from the previous year. Many may speculate that the Egyptian diet consisted of nothing more than tree crops and vegetables or animal and vegetables, however this is completely false. They also farmed and harvested crops such as barley, wheat, beans, flax, and many other vegetables. The farming of grains was not entirely for consumption and was usually turned into one of Egypt`s most prized possessions, oil. Oil was often used as ...

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such fruit.The common people ate meat only on special occasions,both because of the high price and there was not so much cattle available. The rich could afford to have meat with every meal, and did so. The different kinds of meat include beef, pork, duck, various birds, sheep, and goats. Meat would be prepared in many different fashions like boiling for stew, roasting, salting, drying, and smoking. Honey was a great addition to the Egyptians diet, used for many different applications. It was commonly used as a substitute for sugar, and would be added to different breads and cakes to enhance their sweetness. Honey was also used in many different medicines because it was believed to ...

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