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.Know More
In ancient Egyptian, plows were used to turn the soil to prepare for planting. Hoes and rakes were used to remove weeds, pile soil around plants, dig trenches and move soil. Sickles were used to cut plants, and winnowing fans were used to blow away wheat husks.
Most of the fields in ancient Egypt were located near rivers or canals, and shadufs were used for irrigating these fields. To water their fields, farmers used a bucket tied to a long rope attached to a long pole with a heavy weight on its opposite side. The pole was balanced on a cross beam so that it could be turned from the canal to the field. This contraption was called a shaduf. To use this irrigation device, the farmer lowered the bucket into the water, pulled on the weight to raise the bucket and then turned the pole to move the bucket away from the canal and over the field where the water was released.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
An Egyptian shaduf is a hand-operated machine that was used to lift water from a well or reservoir. It featured a large pole balanced on a crossbeam and a rope with a bucket at the end. At the other end, it had a heaving counter-weight.Full Answer >
Ancient Egyptian farmers wore loin cloths made of linen, crafted from softened and beaten flax fibers that were spun into thread. Sandals were only worn for special occasions or when feet needed protection. The poor used papyrus or palm fronds to make sandals, while the rich wore sandals of leather.Full Answer >
Agricultural technology varies from the inventions of hoes and rakes to more advanced tools that include rainwater analysis and collection. Technology has primarily been adapted in the agricultural industry to help farmers increase their production yields and processes.Full Answer >
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 weapons to more effective weapons like spears, swords and daggers.Full Answer >