The Ancient Egyptians believed marriage to be a sacred bond.

A bride was usually fifteen, and her husband would usually be at least seventeen.

A suitor would approach the girl's mother, usually with a female go-between, not the father. A suitor was required to bring a gift for the bride.

A bride, on the wedding day, would simply move her belongings into her husband's home.

Polygny was allowed, but most Ancient Egyptians only preferred one wife.


A midwife was usually a nurse or a neighbor, and delivery of the child was often done on the roof of their home.

After the birth, the new mother and child had to go to a cleansing area, where they were watched over by Tawret.

Ancient Egyptians would not practice infantcide, but infants often died in the first year of life.

Along with that, the mother had a high risk of dying in childbirth.


Childhood was pretty carefree, and was marked by a shaved head except for a small lock of braided hair to the side.

They were educated by their parents, and sons were considered to be harder to handle, and was punished more often.