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The Ancient Egyptians built homes of sun-dried bricks, made of mud and straw. To make the bricks, the ancient Egyptians invented brick moulds. A mix of mud and straw was placed into the moulds. Then, the molds were left out in the sun to dry. The desert heat dried the bricks for them. They could make a huge number of bricks easily.
Food Without the Nile River, their diet would have been very different. Each spring, melting snow on the mountains to the south, would turn into water and flow down the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea. This would make the Nile flood its bank and pour over the land on either side of the river and watered their crops.
Daily life The Ancient Egyptians were not in love with death, but with life! They enjoyed their life to the fullest. They worked very hard, but saved time to enjoy family, friends, music, parties, swimming, fishing, hunting, sailing, and especially their children, all of which were very important to the Ancient Egyptians. In Ancient Egypt, children were the heart of the family. If a couple could not have a child, they adopted a child.
Children were taught to be kind and honest, to respect their parents, to help with the family business, and to care for the elder members of their family.
Pyramid The Great Pyramid is the largest and most famous of the pyramids. It was built for the Pharaoh Khuf. It is over 140 me Where were they built? Most of the pyramids can be found on the western side of the Nile River, just into the dry desert. The dry desert heat worked to keep the Pharaohs' body and his belongings from decomposing and rotting away. It took 20 years to build.