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Our knowledge of life in ancient Egypt is derived chiefly from the reliefs and contents of the tombs of the nobles at Giza, Saqqara and Luxor. They provide a rich saga of the daily lives of wealthy families as well as of poorer folk.
Constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza was a massive task, requiring a labour force of perhaps 100,000 workers. Now archaeologists are unearthing the lost city in which they lived, complete with streets, barracks and bakeries.