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Did ancient Egyptians go to school?

By |2018-05-19T10:16:24+00:00June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt|

Egyptian schools taught people how to be scribes Did girls go to school in ancient Egypt? There were schools in ancient Egypt, but hardly anyone went to them. Even though Egyptian girls in general were equal to boys under the law and could inherit land, girls weren't allowed to go to Egyptian schools [...]

Ancient Egyptian games: play and toys in ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-27T13:56:52+00:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Games|

Ancient Egyptian games:  knucklebones Egyptian board games: senet and mancala Ancient Egyptian games were a lot like some games people still play today. Some Egyptian games were traditional African games. (More about African games) The Egyptians learned other games from their West Asian neighbors. (More about West Asian games) People in ancient Egypt played [...]

Ancient Economy – Simple economic history

By |2018-04-19T11:10:59+00:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|

Ancient economy: a bone sickle - the flint teeth are missing now Trade or self-sufficiency? Even today experts don't really understand how economics works. Historians also disagree about how economics worked in antiquity and in the middle ages. Some historians think that long ago most people were self-sufficient. They ate and wore mostly [...]

Inside ancient Chinese houses – Chinese architecture

By |2018-10-19T04:48:31+00:00June 4th, 2017|Architecture, China|

Inside Chinese houses: Women sitting on a k'ang bed in the 1890s Heated bed platforms Beginning in the Stone Age, people in China heated their beds before they slept in them. At first people just made a fire on the clay floor to warm it. Then they swept the ashes away before putting [...]