Most ancient Egyptians lived in an area concentrated along the lower portion of the Nile river in Northeastern Africa, which is now modern day Egypt. Living in such a fertile place allowed the Egyptians to create magnificent works of art and architecture.
The type of home the average Egyptian lived in was made of mud-like bricks that kept the homes cool in the heat of the day. Earthen floors were covered with hand-woven reed mats, and the kitchens were constructed with open roofs to let out smoke and heat from cooking. Most Egyptians farmed the land to provide for their families.