Trivia Thursday #6

In Cairo, Egypt in the early 1800s an unmarried man who did not own a female slave was not permitted to rent a house or apartment in most areas. If he could not reside with parents or  near relations, a single man without a female slave was usually reduced to living in a wekaleh (a building designed to receive merchandise). French men were exempt from this rule.

Englishman and Egyptian Scholar Edward Lane once had his rental monies returned to him and was denied lodgings because he had no wife or female slave to reside with him.

– source: Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward W. Lane, first published in 1836

Brenda Novak Mentorship Contest Finalist Hot Prospects winner Enchanted Words finalist Happily Ever After winner Happy Housewife former homeschooler FlyBaby Bad Mommy! @ www.4badmommies.com

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Egypt 1800s, Trivia Thursday

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: