Fun and Leisure in Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians enjoyed good food, drink, music, singing, and dancing. A number of musical instruments were commonly used, amongst them were the flute, oboe, harps, tambourines and drums. In the quiet of their homes, the ancient Egyptians played a number of board games, the most popular being Senet and Mehen. Ancient Egyptian children had games and amusements very similar to those of Egyptian children today.
Other activities included hunting, fowling and fishing which took place in marshes. For fowling, Egyptians used a throwstick that acted like a boomerang, stunning the bird and knocking it out of the sky.
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