Interesting facts about ancient Egypt you probably didn't know
Does Ancient Egypt fascinate you? Then the facts from this article will definitely interest you. Read and enjoy!
What comes to your mind when you think about ancient Egypt? We bet you imagine old pyramids, pharaohs and the Sphinx of Giza, the Nile and dry desert. But ancient Egypt was so much more than just that. It was one of the most successful, advanced and long-lasted civilizations. Even nowadays it is still full of mysteries and uncertain facts. We have prepared a list of wonderful and weird facts about ancient Egypt. We bet you didn't know them. Read and learn something new!
#1 Pharaohs wore metallic beards to look like god Osiris, whose main duty was to judge dead people in the afterlife
#2 Pepi II of Egypt kept several slaves whose bodies were covered with honey nearby. Thus flies stuck to them and didn't bother the pharaoh
#3 Both men and women wore makeup that was originally used as a protection from the sun. The Egyptians also believed that makeup had a healing power
#4 The Egyptians treated some infections using moldy bread long before people started using antibiotics
#5 In ancient Egypt women were equal to men almost in every sphere of life. They could own property, work, divorce, buy and sell things, travel, etc.
#6 When a person died all internal organs were removed from the body except the heart. The Egyptians believed that the heart was the source of human wisdom, the soul and personality
#7 The Egyptians were the first people to adopt a 365 days year calendar. They needed it to know when the Nile would flood
#8 Cats were sacred animals in ancient Egypt. When a cat died every member of the mourning family shaved off their own eyebrows in sorrow
#9 The ancient Egyptians had more than 2000 gods and goddesses who had control over almost all sphere of human's life
#10 Cleopatra was not Egyptian. She was a descendant of Greek Macedonians originally descended from Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants
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