While Egyptian adults played games like dice, senet, checkers or sports for fun, children played with dolls, spinning tops and also enjoyed outdoor games. Sports, such as wrestling, boxing, boat competitions and fencing, were also an important part of Egyptian leisure life.Continue Reading
Senet was a very popular board game that is an ancient version of snakes and ladder. The object of the game was to move a piece through a snake-like path and finish on a square that represented either good or bad fortune. Another board game played by the ancient Egyptians was 20 squares.
Children enjoyed outdoor games like ball, tug of war, racing, shooting arrows, and piggyback. Girls danced and played with dolls and other toys.
Egyptians also had fun at parties where there would be flute or harp music. Dancers used rattles called sistras while dancing.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians believed in a pantheon of gods who controlled different aspects of nature and often quarreled with one another. They also believed in an afterlife that continued on with the physical body, and that immortality lasted as long as one's name was remembered among the living.Full Answer >
The reed pen was the tool used by most ancient Egyptian scribes. Reed pens are formed by severing a reed straw from the plant, and then cutting and bruising one end to shape it for use and facilitate the absorption of pigments.Full Answer >
Ancient Egyptians' diet varied depending upon their social status, but it was likely that the ancient Egyptians all consumed the staples of bread and beer. Dates, vegetables, and pickled and salted fish were also available to the peasants, whereas a wider range of food was consumed by the wealthier citizens. Wine and meat were enjoyed by everyone on special feast days, although the wealthy were able to indulge more often.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >