THE UNDERGROUND LEVEL OF THE DUCAL COURTYARD:
EGYPTIAN SECTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE FOR THE EGYPTIANS
The Egyptian section also offers an overview of daily life and activities in ancient Egypt by displaying a number of exhibits ranging from pots and vases to garments and sandals, from cosmetics to spinning and weaving tools. These objects were mainly used by women, whereas their husbands were farmers who worked in the fields, oarsmen or bricklayers who built tombs for the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, near the town of Thebes. A papyrus depicts a scene from the daily life at a building yard during the New Kingdom under Ramesses II rule (13th through 11th centuries BC).