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Women in Egypt were believed to be eliminating impure elements during menstruation, and were excused from work and could not enter the restricted rooms of temples while menstruating.
Fertility rituals were used by couples desiring children.
Women belonging to any class could work as professional mourners or musicians, and these were common jobs.
Noblewomen could be members of the priesthood connected to either a god or goddess.
However, depictions usually show husband and wife in an affectionate attitude with their children so we assume most families were generally happy, but marriage was more realistic.
The wife shared responsibilities and worked with her husband.
Women had control over most of their property, could serve as legal persons who brought cases to the court, and even worked in public. C, a new marriage contract was emerged which mainly protected women from divorce, placing more financial burdens on men.For example, the great pharaoh Ahmose I in New Kingdom, always took advice from his mother, Akhotep, and his principal wife, Nefertari.Although the women of ancient Egypt were viewed as one of the most independent groups of women, if their husband died leaving them a widow, people began to grow suspicious of them due to the lack of male control in the household.Women in ancient Egypt had some special rights other women did not have in other comparable societies.
They could own property and were legally at court, equal to men.
Bread- and beer-making (made of fermented bread) were usually women's tasks. Women were known to manage farms or businesses in the absence of their husbands or sons. A letter found at Lahun and dating around 1800 BC names six female weavers.