• 100% Egyptian Facts
  • By May Rostom

    A civilization of more than 7000 years can truly influence the way we live today no matter who we are, where we are, or what we do. Egypt has been around for that long, and it’s about time we recognized what this amazing country taught us.

    • Rock drawings from the Red Sea site of Wadi Hammamat, dated to around 4000 BC show that Egyptian boats were constructed from papyrus and reeds.

    • The only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton in ancient Egypt were High Priests.

    • Archaeologists tasted honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, and it was edible therefore concluding that honey is the only food that does not spoil.

    • The great pyramid of Giza took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build.

    • Egyptians were the first to invent writing, ink and paper, glass, cement, the art of painting on plaster, the 365 day calendar, and the 24 hours a day system.

    • Men and women wore makeup in ancient Egypt to protect their skin from the sun.

    • Ancient Egyptians preserved food using chemicals used in the mummification process like natron, and sodium bicarbonate.

    • The Egyptians did not invent beer, but documentation of ancient brewing practices were found, where the earliest known wine cellars were discovered in Egypt.

    • Egyptians believed the earth was flat and round

    • Egyptians revolted against their corrupted system this month, and victory was achieved after only 18 days making it a true people’s revolution, only equivalent to the French revolution 200 years ago. Now that’s a fact!.

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