3R English home learning – Tuesday 19th May

Well I don’t know about you but I can’t live without food. I have lots of favourite foods. However, what food did the Ancient Egyptians eat.
I know they didn’t have Mc Donald’s or KFC. More importantly, they didn’t have electricity. So no toasters nor ovens. Well not like our ovens.

Today I want you to complete some research and write our next paragraph of Cleopatras report.


Using this website firstly, can you find out facts about what her diet would have been?

What would they eat? Where would they get their food from? How would they cook it?
REMEMBER, Cleopatra is a queen. She wouldn’t cook herself, would she?

Now it’s your turn to write a paragraph about Cleopatra’s Diet.

Challenge – try to use adverbs within your paragraph.

38 thoughts on “3R English home learning – Tuesday 19th May

  1. Cleopatras diet
    She would of eaten things like bread, fresh fruit and crops from the river Nile.
    Because Cleopatra was a queen the Egyptians would of been getting the food for her to eat. She wouldn’t of had to do anything herself.
    Wheat and barley were the two most important crops they had been growing.
    They had a strong liking for garlic also had green vegetables, onions, figs, dates, and cheese and butter. The Egyptians didn’t eat meat that often but they did eat poultry and fish.
    The River Nile flooded every year between June and September which means they always had fresh crops to grow so they were never without food. Cleopatra’s diet was full of other things too such as legumes, fruit and meats pigeon and mutton and of course seafood. Olive oil, honey, cheese and cereals also featured prominently.
    Figs are without a doubt an important part of Cleopatra’s legend as they are associated with her suicide.

  2. Cleopatra’s Diet
    Cleopatra could have eaten bread, garlic, green vegetables, onions, figs, dates, cheese, butter, fish, beer made from barley, ducks, cranes, herons, pigeons and geese. A variety of vegetables were grown and eaten by ancient Egyptians including leeks, beans, lettuce, lentils, cabbages, radishes and turnips. Desserts consisted of delicious cakes made from figs and nuts, covered with honey. When you look at the country of Egypt, you see large areas of dry, hot desert. The Egyptians did have one thing going for them: The River Nile. Each year, the river would flood, covering areas with rich, thick silt and mud. This was necessary for them because it brought fertilizers to the land. The Nile water was used for the water needed for farmlands, and this meant that the ancient Egyptians had a lot of food to grow and eat.

  3. Diet
    Ancient Egyptians liked to eat bread the most. The Egyptians ate bread if they are poor or rich. They also like to eat green vegetables, onions, figs, dates, cheese, butter, fish and beer.
    The Egypt desert is a hot land and it is very dry there so it is hard to plant food. But luckily they have the river, Nile. The Egyptians do not have fridges so they preserved the food by drying and salting it or eating it directly.

  4. Wow! Miss Miller I’m so impressed with some of the children’s work. They have gone into such detail. Keep up this great work ethic children, you are all super stars.

  5. Ancient Egyptians Diet:

    Common foods the Egyptians ate were figs, dates, onions, green vegetables and fish. They also drank lots of beer and they made their own wine using pomegranate and grapes.
    At banquets, the rich people would sit on chairs but all the poor people would have to sit on the floor.
    Rich people would eat 2-3 meals a day like breakfast lunch a dinner on the other hand poor people would usually only eat one meal which is breakfast where they would have bread and bread was also eaten by rich people

  6. Cleopatra’s Diet
    Cleopatra was the queen of ancient Egypt. Her servants always makes her food for her. She liked bread, garlic, green vegetable, onions, figs,dates, cheese,butter and drinking of beer.
    The Egyptians grow their food from the farmlands. Each year, the river Nile would often flood, covering areas with rich thick silt and mud. This was necessary for them because it brought fertilizer to the land. They depend completely on the river Nile to make there food.
    The Nile river was used to grow crops, and this made them have a lot of food.
    The Egyptian grow wheat and then grind it up into flour to make bread. All the people in Egypt ate bread, both the poor and rich.Their second most important crop was barely. They also drink lots of beer because of the shortage of water supply.

  7. As every country has very long history. But we tried to add as much as we could , still need more things to add.It was very interesting to research about Egypt history. Zaeem really liked to know about every country history. We really enjoyed it and it increased our knowledge so much. Amazing !

    Egypt’s probably eat better than many others in the ancient world. Egypt refers to its rich, dark, fertile soil and we have no doubt that since the invention of agriculture, Egyptians, with the Nile Valley and Delta, had a distinct advantage over many others when it came to food.

    Bread and Cereal Food:
    Agriculture existed from an early date in Egypt. For the common people of Egypt, cereal foods formed the main backbone of their diet from the predynastic period onward Even for the rich, this staple mean generally consisted of a variety of different breads, often with other ingredients mixed in.

    Obviously, even for the poor, other items such as vegetables, fruit and fish were consumed, all gifts of the Nile. They often ate beans, chick peas, lentils and green peas, just as modern Egyptians do today. Leeks and Egyptian lettuce was also popular. garlic were eaten, as well as thought to repel agents of diseases, and onions were popular, as well as being used for medical purposes.

    Chances are we do not know all the different types of fruit consumed. The most popular fruit in ancient Egypt was probably dates, which are rich in sugar and protein. While the rich used honey as a sweetener, the poor more often employed dates. They were also dried for later consumption, and were sometimes fermented to make wine.

    Meat , Fish , poultry::

    While it is difficult to believe that certain meats, such as fish and wild poultry did not show up fairly frequently on the tables of common people, we are told by Egyptologists that it was for the most part only the rich who regularly feasted on most meat. The poor ate geese, ducks, quails, cranes and other species.

      • The River Nile flooded every year between June and September, in a season the Egyptians called akhet – the inundation. … Melting snow and heavy summer rain in the Ethiopian Mountains sent a torrent of water causing the banks of the River Nile in Egypt to overflow on the flat desert land.

  9. Diet
    The river Nile gave the Egyptians fertile and rich lands. The river provided fruits, vegetables and crops. This would have been provided a good food source. The most popular foods in Egypt are: bread, garlic, Green vegetables, Onions, Figs, Dates, Cheese and Butter, Fish and Beer. Some of the vegetables are turnips and lettuce. Flour and wheat would be made into bread.

    As she was a queen, she could have 3 meals a day. She sat carefully on one chair and eat a lot because she was wealthy. She would eat one medium morning meal, a rather large lunch and dinner.

    Often at the banquet’s would be made and served with a lot of bread, fruit and fresh vegetables. This would be followed by some sweet cakes with dates and honey.

    The poor Egyptians didn’t eat meat that often but did eat poultry and fish. The poor would also eat bread, fish, beans, onions and garlic washed down with a sweet, soupy beer.

  10. Diet:
    The ancient Egyptians strongly liked bread.They had a strong liking for garlic,green vegetables,onions,figs,dates cheese,butter and fish but beer was very popular also.
    The River Nile was very important for them because Egypt was a hot and dry country and Nile necessary to fertilize the land.
    The most important crop was wheat that they grew and then ground it up into flower to make bread.All of the people of Egypt ate bread,whether the poor or rich.A variety of vegetables were grown and eaten by the ancient Egyptians including onoions,leeks,garlic,beans,lettuce,lentils,cabbages, radishes and turnips.They ate fruits as a dessert .
    Cleopatra was a Queen her diet was full of vegetables,legumes,fruits and meats such as pigeons and mutton and of course seafood.Oliuve oil,honey,cheese and cereals also featured prominently.

  11. Diet
    The River Nile provided Ancient Egyptians with rich and fertile land. Crops, fruits and vegetables were grown and provided a good food source. Wheat and Barley were the two most important crops grown. Wheat as it could be ground into flour and made into bread, which was an Egyptian staple food. The Barley was used to make beer, which was drank a lot as fresh drinking water was not easily available. As the ground was so good a variety of fruit and vegetables were grown and ate regularly. Vegetables grown were radish, onion, garlic, turnip, leeks, beans, lentils, lettuces and cabbages. Fruit was seen as a dessert by some, the most commonly eaten fruits were melon, figs, plums, grapes, raisins and dates.
    Typically food was boiled or roasted and lots of seasonings such as salt, pepper, fennel, cumin and dill were added for flavour.
    As she was a queen, Cleopatra would have sat gracefully sat on a chair at one of the banquets she would have regularly attended. There was always a plentiful supply of all the different foods available to them. These included poultry, meat, fruit and vegetables. Often at the banquets stews would be made and served with a lot of bread, fruit and fresh vegetables. This would have been followed by sweet cakes made with dates and honey.
    As she was wealthy it was likely that Cleopatra ate 3 meals a day. A morning meal, a bigger lunch and a dinner meal. An evening meal that Cleopatra may have eaten could have looked like this. Barley and Spelt soup, Stuffed Pigeon accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables, Cakes made with figs, nuts and honey. Wine and beer.

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