Ancient Egyptian artisans created works of art and ornamental furnishings primarily for the noble and wealthy of Egypt. Because so many of the items they crafted went into Egyptian tombs, archaeologists have a very good record of what the top tier of artisans created.Know More
The ancient Egyptians loved their beautiful things, and an entire class of workmen developed around creating them. Builders of furniture, crafters of jewelry and grooming tools, weavers and seamstresses all found a place in the artisan hierarchy. Artisans generally passed their trades from parent to child. In some cases, artisans were brought together in enough numbers to populate entire towns, as in regions near burial sites, important temples or royal palaces.
These artisans were cognizant of their high status. During the 20th dynasty of the New Kingdom, artisans staged the first workers' strike when they did not get supplies for making beer. They won.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
Homes in ancient Egypt varied based on the social status of the inhabitant. They did share some similar characteristics including flat roofs, a centrally located hearth and an average of four rooms.Full Answer >
Some of the ancient Egyptian artisans included sculptors, painters, weavers, metalworkers, jewelers, scribes, carpenters, stone workers and potters. These craftsmen were skilled and played an important role in the ancient community.Full Answer >
Ancient Egyptian priests wore simple clothes of linen, with white papyrus shoes. Other materials, such as wool, were prohibited. Some sects, such as mortuary priests, were permitted to wear other items.Full Answer >
Some ancient Egyptian farming tools were winnowing fans, hoes, rakes, shaduf and flint-bladed sickles, as well as plows pulled by hand or oxen. These farming tools were made from wood, stone and some copper. As of 2014, many ancient Egyptian farming tools are on display at the British Museum.Full Answer >