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Although soldiers at the beginning of Egypt's New Kingdom period wore no armor, they began to wear bronze or leather helmets and armor after they defeated Hyksos. Around the same time, they went from using primitive weap... More »

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Ancient Egyptian soldiers ate fruit, vegetables, meat and cakes sweetened with honey. They also ate staple foods, such as bread, beans, onions, fish and garlic. Meals were often served with wine and beer. Cattle, sheep, ... More »

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At the top of the Egyptian social class pyramid were the gods, followed by pharaohs and government officials, which included priests and nobles. At the bottom of the pyramid were slaves and servants of the people of the ... More »

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The Edfu pyramid is the oldest pyramid in Egypt that has been discovered as of 2015, and it is believed to have been built sometime between 2637 and 2589 B.C. The Edfu pyramid is constructed with three steps, and it is 4... More »

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The Ancient Egyptians used a few types of coffins, including the cartonnage mummy case, anthropoid coffin and sarcophagus derived from the Greek words "sarx" and "phagien" for "flesh-eating." Body parts were placed insid... More »

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Ancient Egyptian noblemen lived in palatial houses made from stone bricks. The houses generally consisted of a few rooms centered around a courtyard and had a flat roof, which was used as an extra room. Small windows wou... More »

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