Experience a day in the life of Ancient Egypt through
the voices of some very different people. From a pharaoh to
a farmer, housewife to a nobleman, find out how they lived
and what their lives were like.
Ancient Egyptian society was highly structured and
people spent their time in very different ways, depending
on their job and their social standing.
At the top of the social ladder, the pharaoh
spent his day on official duties, while the nobleman
enjoyed hunting wild birds and hosting dinner parties.
Nebtawi the master craftsman
enjoyed a full life, with an interesting job and a loving
family, but Itennu the priest and Mdjai the soldier
had more simple and disciplined lives.
Towards the bottom of the social hierarchy were the farmers,
although some did much better than others. For example, Nafrini,
a housewife, was able to afford
a servant where many others could not.
Experience a typical day for different people in ancient Egypt
and discover how daily life has changed since they were alive,
more than 3,000 years ago.
Where to Next:
A Day in the Life of a Pharaoh,
Farmer or Woman