The ancient Egyptian craftsmen built the pyramids, palaces, royal tombs and temples that people marvel at today. Some also built forts. Along with artists, the craftsmen were part of a proud Egyptian tradition.Know More
The most skilled craftsmen and artisans trained at the Temple of Ptah in Memphis. It was the draftsmen and architects who were responsible for erecting Egypt's wondrous structures, but the craftsmen also included weavers, dyers, jewelers and painters.
Ancient Egyptian artwork did not typically reflect realistic human images. The Egyptians believed in depicting the inner self and only included true-to-life renderings of human beings in the background of illustrations.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
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.Full Answer >
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, pigs, goats, geese and other fowl were commonly raised for meat and dairy.Full Answer >
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 >