Egyptian civilization began over 5,000 years ago, about the time when the first king united the two halves of the country.The Egyptians developed a way of life that lasted for over 3,000 years, impressing even ancient Greeks and Romans with its great age and stability. Egypt was a land of many gods, and its kings, who became known as pharaohs, were regarded as living gods. Their absolute power enabled them to command the building of huge pyramids and temples of which Egypt is still famous.

Egyptian society was usually fixed and unchanging, with sons usually following their father's occupations.
Apart from the pharaohs, the most important people were nobles, priests, and the scribes and officials who kept records and collected taxes. Then came craftsmen and other specialists. The great majority of Egyptians were simple peasant farmers.

In this page you'll find information about the Egyptians and their different professions, customs, religion, etc. I hope you enjoy your visit!