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Entertainment  Outdoor Activities – Fishing – Hunting – Boating – Swimming – Many things were done around the Nile River.  Parties – Singers – Dancers.

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3 Entertainment  Outdoor Activities – Fishing – Hunting – Boating – Swimming – Many things were done around the Nile River.  Parties – Singers – Dancers – Acrobats – Musicians – Drinking – Men and women partied separately – A lot of food – At poor people’s parties the men and women were in the same room

4 Presenting Yourself Cosmetics: o Cleaning rituals were important o Used perfume daily o Men, women and children used makeup o Mirrors were made with silver and copper o Wore eye makeup o Wore lipstick o Wore nail polish o Wore blush Hair: o Common folk- short o Girls-pigtails o Boys- shaved o Men- wigs o Women-wigs Jewelry: o Rings and amulets worn to ward off evil o Men and women wore earrings, armlets, bracelets, and anklets o The rich wore necklaces and pendants o Poor people’s jewelry- made of copper Clothing: o Men wore kilts o Wealthy men wore pleated kilts o Old men wore long kilts o Women wore fitting dresses o Doing work men wore a loin cloth, women wore short skirt o Children were nude o Some wore decorative clothing

5 Food and Cooking Cooking done in clay ovens Cooking done in clay ovens Wood was used for fuel Wood was used for fuel Dishes made of clay Dishes made of clay Beer was most popular beverage Beer was most popular beverage The wealthy drank wine The wealthy drank wine Bread was staple food Bread was staple food Made bread with fruit, butter, herbs and honey Made bread with fruit, butter, herbs and honey

6 Girls married at 12 Girls married at 12 Boys married 13+ Boys married 13+ Marriages arranged by parents Marriages arranged by parents Agreement signed by couple Agreement signed by couple Both could own land Both could own land Divorce was not common Divorce was not common Kings had more then one wife Kings had more then one wife Richer people could pick their own spouse Richer people could pick their own spouse

7 Sources “Egypt: Daily Life”.Septimes October. 05 Binder, Raymond.“Egyptian Entertainment”. Games of Ancient Egyptians October 05


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