Ancient Egypt Facts

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In Ancient Egypt, when a person’s house cat passed away, the owner would shave their eyebrows to reflect their grief.
Egyptian men and women wore makeup. It was thought to have healing powers, plus it helped protect their skin from the sun.
The Ancient Egyptians were scientists and mathematicians. They had numerous inventions including ways to build buildings, medicine, cosmetics, the calendar, the plow for farming, musical instruments, and even toothpaste. Source
They were one of the first civilizations to invent writing. They also used ink to write on paper called papyrus.
More than 14,000 Gods and Goddesses were worshiped by the Egyptians in ancient times.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia", a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Cats were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt.
Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs and their families. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
The camel was not used regularly in Egypt until the very end of the dynastic age. Instead, the Egyptians used donkeys as beasts of burden, and boats as a highly convenient means of transport.
The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!

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