The industry in ancient Egypt
The industry in ancient Egypt

The industry in ancient Egypt.

The industry in ancient Egypt is as old as its civilization, The Egyptian industry dates back seven thousand years.

The ancient Egyptians were among the first peoples to make glass from desert sand, Archaeologists have uncovered for the first time the remains of a Bronze Age glass factory, where skilled artisans made glass from its raw materials.

Surprisingly, this factory, which was bustling around 1250 B.C., is in Egypt rather than Mesopotamia, which is generally thought to be where the glass was first made.

Pottery industries

Pottery industries


The industry in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians made pottery pots, where they engraved drawings and beautiful scenes, Ancient Egyptian pottery includes all objects of fired clay.

Ceramics served as household wares for the storage, preparation, transport, and consumption of food, drink, and raw materials. Such items include beer and wine mugs and water jugs.


The industry in ancient Egypt

Also, bread molds, fire pits, lamps, and stands for holding round vessels, were all commonly used in the Egyptian household.

Other types of pottery served religious purposes, Specialists in ancient Egyptian pottery draw a fundamental distinction between ceramics made of Nile clay.

Egyptian tomb paintings often show the preparation of the clay, and there are also models which provide some other details.

Clear archaeological remains of pottery workshops, however, are rare, and it is possible that they were very ephemeral structures.

Stone industries

Tuthmose 3


The industry in ancient Egypt

It is the oldest industry made by the ancient Egyptians, who made stones the weapon that they used in hunting, tools, and vessels.

The ancient Egyptian civilization was undoubtedly ‘the gift of the Nile’ in that it grew up in an environment of otherwise extreme aridity, its most remarkable monuments were unquestionably a gift of the sea.

The sandstone that characterizes the monuments of Upper Egypt and the limestone that characterizes those of Lower Egypt was created when the land was repeatedly inundated by an immense body of water.

Metal Industries


The industry in ancient Egypt

As one of the earliest civilizations known to man, Egypt passed through several periods of prehistory, each named for the form of technology that was most predominant, including stone, copper, bronze, and iron ages.

The ancient Egyptians made metal utensils, weapons, ornaments, and tools: decorations, jugs, and mirrors.



The industry in ancient Egypt

The Stone Age in Egypt, which ended in 4000 BC, was characterized by flint knives. These knives would be of continued use through other periods in Egypt up to the Iron Age.

Copper replaced stone in Egypt and began a new age of technology, which was then replaced by bronze with the Bronze Age in Egypt beginning around 3150 BC.

During the later parts of the Bronze Age, Egyptians began to use iron.

Textile Industry



The industry in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians made their clothes from linen, which women spun using handlooms, which was by far the most common textile.

It assisted people to be comfortable in the subtropical heat. Linen is made from flax.

Plant by spinning the fibers from the stem of the plant, Spinning, weaving, and sewing were very important techniques for all Egyptian cultures. Plant dyes could be used for clothes but the clothing was usually left in its natural color.

Wooden industries

King Khufu Solar Boat - Egy Luxor Tours
King Khufu Solar Boat – Egy Luxor Tours

The industry in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians tanned leather and made seat covers, cushions, and slippers, The craftwork of timber carving and the skills of the carpenter are of very ancient date in Egypt.

Carpentry was an essential craft and played a vital role in the Ptolemaic Society through manufacturing furniture and different shapes of the woodwork.

This paper aims to highlight the craft of carpentry in Ptolemaic Egypt, the aim of this study will be achieved by detecting Greek papyri which dates to the Ptolemaic period.

The papyri display a few representations of carpentry scenes depicted on the walls of the Tomb of Petosiris on Tuna El-Gable.

This study will also specify the types of wood used, and it is also shed light on the role of carpenters, their workshops, their tools, and their consequences.

This study is depending on historical and analytical methodology to achieve its aims. In antiquity, Egypt possessed a variety of trees capable of providing timber and still does.

Though trees are often depicted on the walls of tombs, and temples, they are usually drawn in such a conventional way that only very few can be identified with certainty.

The main types that blossomed in Pharaonic times in Egypt were acacia, sycamore-fig, and tamarisk of which the wood was used in carpentry and joinery.

However, sometimes the wood of other trees was also used, especially that of the date palm, the Dum-palm, the Sidder, the Persea, and the Willow.

Wooden industries



In the wood industry, the Egyptians depended on imported wood from Nubia, Punt, and Phoenicia, industries based on the sedge plant.

The ancient Egyptians made paper, baskets, mats, ropes, light boats, mats, and mattresses from the papyrus plant.






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