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Did ancient Egyptians go to college?

By |2019-09-18T07:48:50-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|

Scribes writing (New Kingdom Egypt) Not very many kids in ancient Egypt went to school, and even fewer kids got to go to college when they grew up. In the time of the Pharaohs, there wasn't any university in Egypt (or anywhere else in the world). Advanced students worked with professional scribes, learning [...]

Were there slaves in Ancient Egypt?

By |2019-05-25T12:18:13-07:00June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt|

Egyptian slavery: an Egyptian man beating a slave while another begs for mercy Where did Egyptian slaves come from? Just like in other parts of Africa, some people in Ancient Egypt were slaves. Some of them came originally from Egypt. Many poor families sold children into slavery. Judges also sentenced criminals to slavery. [...]

Did ancient Egyptians go to school?

By |2019-09-13T06:57:52-07:00June 18th, 2017|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 [...]