Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Mondays, from 8 February 2021 - 1pm at the Masonic Lodge, Knoll Road
traditionally been concerned with the affairs and deeds of kings and rulers in
Ancient Egypt, however, more recently scholars have begun to study and write
about 'ordinary' people. In this course
we will examine the lives of the Egyptian people during the dynastic period
from Old Kingdom to New Kingdom.
Introduction to Daily Life
This week we will look at the people of Kemet (The Black Land), their social structure and the jobs they did. We will also look at the life of Paneb, an Ancient Egyptian bad boy.
Week 2 is about the Ancient Egyptian family. We will look at the love lives of the ancient Egyptians, including marriage and sex and also the importance of children to the family.
It seems the Ancient Egyptians knew how to party. They were engaged in all forms of entertainment: hunting, board games, sport and music. But most of all they liked to eat.
Getting back to our archaeological roots, this week we will explore the architecture and design of homes of both the rich and the poor.
One of our main sources of information about ordinary people: we examine, in depth, the village of the workers of the Valley of the Kings.
The Role of Women
Women in Ancient Egypt were well respected in comparison to their Roman and Greek compatriots. Here we will examine their role in society, the family and religion.