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
The highest of all ancient Egyptian nobility, the pharaoh, was seen as the go-between for the gods and the world of humanity, and pharaohs thus had a matching extravagance in their lifestyles that far exceeded the royalty of most other kingdoms that have come into existence since. Lower nobility was known for lavish practices, such as burying their pets in luxurious graves, and similar practices allegorical to modern culture.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 >
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 inside canopic jars.Full Answer >
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 >