Facts about Egypt
The casing stones for the Great Pyramid were cut in quarries from Tura and Masara located on the east bank of the Nile on outskirts of Cairo.
The Egyptian calendar, which was 365 days long and started on the day that Sirius rose in line with the sun, was instituted long back, around 4,241 B.C.
An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers built the Pyramids at Giza over 80 years. Much of the work probably happened while the River Nile was flooded.
The use of cosmetics dates from around 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Back then, their original purpose was to protect skin from sunlight, rather than for beauty care.
The Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) at Giza, built around 2,570 B.C., used 2,300,000 huge stone blocks, weighing a total of 7 million tons.
Although they did not invent beer, but left us with the best documentation of ancient brewing practices.
The pyramids of Egypt, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, are the only one of those wonders to survive to the present day.
In ancient Egypt, slaves are known to have been murdered to serve their deceased owners to the afterlife.
In order to deter flies from landing on him, king Pepi II of Egypt always kept several naked slaves nearby whose bodies were smeared with honey.
Some ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Cement was invented by ancient Egyptians.
The Egyptian game of Senet is one of the world's oldest known board games.
Ancient Egyptians loved music, dancing, story-telling, and poetry.
In ancient Egypt, people worshiped gods associated with animals.
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