Ancient Egyptian society was arranged in various levels—quite similar to the shape of a pyramid. At the top were a tiny group of nobles, while peasants formed much of the largest group at the bottom.
Print The ancient Egyptians enjoyed a variety of foods, not unlike what we enjoy today. Nevertheless, compared to many other ancient civilizations, the ancient Egyptians had access to better foods. The Nile River provided irrigation for crops and water for livestock.
Generally speaking, bread and beer were the staples of ancient Egyptian cuisine. Fruits, vegetables, and fish were commonly eaten by the poor, while meat and poultry were more often eaten by the rich.
Bread was eaten by both the rich and the poor and was made using wheat or barley. Bread was made on a daily basis and was an arduous task.
The grains were first grounded into flour, a job usually carried out by women. In order to speed up the grinding process, sand would be added into the grinding mill along with the grains. Although this allowed the flour to be produced faster, it also meant that the bread would have sand in it.
This is evident in the teeth of mummies, which have been found to be worn down to the pulp as a result of biting on the sand in their food throughout their lifetime. By mixing the flour with water and yeast, dough would be formed, which would then be placed in a clay mold before being cooked in a stone oven.
Ancient Egyptian workers plowing the fields, harvesting the crops, and threshing the grain. This bread contained a higher amount of yeast than other breads and was baked at a temperature that did not kill the yeast culture.
The beer of the ancient Egyptians was a thick and frothy drink that was highly nutritious. This drink was consumed not so much for pleasure, but rather out of necessity, as water from the Nile was not already clean and safe enough for people to drink.
Egyptian wooden model of beer making in ancient Egypt E. Although the Nile may not have been a source of drinking water for the ancient Egyptians, it made the land fertile due to its annual flooding. This allowed a variety of crops to be planted, which in turn were part of the ancient Egyptian diet.
Apart from grains mentioned previously, the ancient Egyptians also planted many types of vegetables, the most popular of which included onion, garlic, leek, lentils, lettuce, radish, and turnip. In addition, the ancient Egyptians consumed such fruits as fig, date, apple, and pomegranate. Vegetables were eaten as complements to the bread and beer, while fruits would have been part of dessert.The symbol of Egypt Air, the national airline, is Horus, a figure from ancient Egyptian religion represented as a falcon.
Other symbols derive from the country's Islamic heritage. The nineteenth-century Mohammed Ali mosque built on top of a medieval citadel is visible from different parts of Cairo.
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