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April 2013 edition

The Daily Life of a Farmer in Ancient Egypt

Jonathon Roy Simon Leonello

Jonathon Leonello

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:57:23 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time


April 2013 edition

Farmers in Ancient Egypt What did the farmers grow? Egyptians grew crops such as wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates and vines.

Where did they grow the crops? The Egyptians grew their crops along the banks of the River Nile on the rich black soil which was left behind after the yearly floods.

Jonathon Leonello

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:57:23 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time


April 2013 edition

When did the farmers grow their crops? October-February: Peret, The Growing Season In October the floodwaters receded, leaving behind a layer of rich, black soil. This soil was then ploughed and seeded. When did the farmers harvest their crops? March-May. Shemu, The Harvesting Season The harvest season was the time when crops were cut and gathered. It was also the time to repair the canals ready for the next flood. What did they do in their leisure time? Like most Egytians they most probably would’ve played senet, hounds & Jackals or Mehen.

Jonathon Leonello

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:57:23 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time


April 2013 edition

Jonathon Leonello

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:57:23 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time


April 2013 edition

Jonathon Leonello

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:57:23 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time


Farming in Ancient Egypt