Ancient Egyptian food production

For the classroom

Ancient Egyptian food production


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Grain being ground into flour


A model showing grain being ground into flour and an oven.

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Stages of brewing


A model showing the stages of brewing.

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Painting from a coffin with food


Painting from a coffin showing food being offered to gods.

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A loaf of bread


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Five paintings from the tomb of Nebamun


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Ancient Egyptian recipes

Source: our-food-recipes.com

Visit the site http://www.our-food-recipes.com/ancient-egyptian-food-recipes.html

Comparison of the life of the familes of a farmer and a nobleman

Source: ancientegypt.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/life/story/main.html

Outside the classroom

Most museums with an Egyptian collection have objects related to ancient food and farming. Here is a small selection.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

Source: leicester.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/museums/nwm-art-gallery/

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland

Egypt Centre, University of Wales, Swansea

Source: egypt.swan.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/

Ulster Museum

Source: nmni.com

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Source: bristolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

Manchester Museum

Source: manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.manchester.ac.uk/museum

World Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/

Visit a local farm, agricultural college or agricultural museum to find out more about farming and animal husbandry. See the link for a list of rural museums.

Source: ruralmuseums.ssndevelopment.org

Visit the site http://ruralmuseums.ssndevelopment.org

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org
Visit a local bakery to see bread being made

Ancient Egyptian food production