10 Interesting Egyptian Facts You Never Learned in School

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The ancient Egyptians have faded into legend, but that doesn’t stop modern day society’s fascination with their culture. It was a civilization that achieved unbelievable feats of architecture and science, and was littered with absolutely awesome displays of power.

Interesting Egyptian Facts

1 Egyptians invented perhaps the very first board game. Senet was a game using tossed sticks like die and movable pieces.

2 Starting in 31 B.C., Egyptians were under Roman rule and Christianity was their main religion for the next 600 years.

3 The world’s very first major stone building is credited to the Egyptians: the Step-Pyramid at Saqqara.

4 The largest Egyptian structure is the Pyramid of Khufu, which weighs about 16 times that of the Empire State building.

5 Egypt was another victim of Alexander the Great, falling to his forces in 332 B.C.

6 Both women and men wore makeup in Egyptian society, usually green or black, due to the resources nearby.

7 The first Egyptian dynasty was started when King Menes conquered the northern Egyptian realms in 3100 B.C.

8 The Egyptians are credited with inventing many modern day items like the pen, papyrus sheets, bowling, the door lock, and even toothpaste.

9 The Egyptians were considered to be the most dominant civilization in the Mediterranean for 30 generations.

10 If the bandages of a mummy were unwrapped, they would stretch out over 1.6 kilometers.

11 While Egyptians honored a variety of animals, and worshiped many as gods, cats were by far the most revered. Egyptians gave many of their gods cat-like qualities and even considered the animals to be demigods in their own right.

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Unbelievable Stuff They Didn’t Teach You About Ancient Egypt

The Egyptians are most well known for their Pyramids, and their mummification process, but what about some of the crazy things they did you were never taught about in school? In today’s animated educational cartoon we are looking at a whole different side of Egyptians that will change the way you look at them forever.

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