Where Did Most Ancient Egyptians Live?


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.