How Did the Ancient Egyptians Build Their Houses?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 7:13:04 AM ET
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The ancient Egyptians built their homes from mud bricks. They gathered mud from the banks of the Nile, mixed it with straw and formed the bricks in molds. They allowed the bricks to dry, stacked them and covered the home in plaster. The use of wood was uncommon due to the scarcity of trees.