A feast in ancient Egypt

For the classroom

Married couples and single women at the feast from the tomb of Nebamun


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Married couples and single women, musicians and dancers at the feast from the tomb of Nebamun


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Detail of the single women at Nebamun’s feast


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Professional musicians playing lutes and pipes at Nebamun’s feast


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Reconstruction of the whole feast


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Terracotta bottle in the form of a female lute player

Source: British Museum

Visit the site https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/terracotta-bottle-in-the-shape-of-a-female-lute-player/9QEV8gW91PWiPw

Marriage and family in Ancient Egypt

Source: bbc.co.uk

Video on love, marriage and family in ancient Egypt, with scenes of musicians.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zqpfgk7

Information about Egyptian clothing

Source: historyonthenet.com

With quiz and activities.

Visit the site http://www.historyonthenet.com/egyptians/clothing.htm

Online Egyptian dressing-up game from the National Museum of Scotland

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/play/discover-ancient-egypt/dress-like-an-egyptian/

Ideas and instructions for making ancient Egyptian clothes and jewellery

Source: daniellesplace.com

Visit the site http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/egyptian_crafts.html

Egyptian song lyrics

Source: humanistictexts.org

Visit the site http://www.humanistictexts.org/egyptlov.htm

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

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

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/kelvingrove/Pages/default.aspx

Ulster Museum

Source: nmni.com

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

Swansea Museum

Source: swanseamuseum.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter

Source: rammuseum.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich

Source: museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/index.htm

A feast in ancient Egypt