The Interesting Facts about Ancient Egypt

1. THEY BELIEVED IN MANY GODS

Ancient Egypt ,In fact, more than 1000 gods and goddesses were worshipped by the Ancient Egyptians. Ra, Osiris, Isis, Set, Horus, and Anubis are some of the most famous Egyptian gods.

2. Kingdoms and Periods

There are also three primary kingdoms that historians use to define periods of Ancient Egypt. After each kingdom there is an “intermediate” period. The three kingdoms were the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. 

Early Dynastic Period (2950 -2575 BC) – Dynasties I-III

The Ancient Egyptian civilization begins. The first Pharaoh of Egypt, Menes, united the Upper and Lower parts of Egypt into a single civilization. He put the capitol at the midpoint of the two lands in a city called Memphis. During this time the Egyptians developed hieroglyphic writing which would be important for making records and running the government. 

3.MARRYING RELATIVES WAS QUITE UNCOMMON

This wasn’t unique to the Ancient Egyptians, in fact, many civilizations have had traditions of marrying relatives in order to keep the bloodline intact.

Egyptians also believed that the god Osiris married his sister Isis to keep their bloodline pure.

4.Where is King Tut’s tomb

The tomb is in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt. This was where the Pharaohs and powerful nobles were buried for around 500 years during the history of Ancient Egypt.

King Tut's tomb
King Tut’s tomb

In 1922, after six years of searching, Howard Carter found a step underneath some old workmen’s huts. He soon uncovered a stairway and the door to King Tut’s tomb. What would be inside it? Would it be empty like all the other tombs found before? 

5.THE AFTERLIFE WAS VERY IMPORTANT

It was believed that the soul traveled on to the afterlife. Ancient Egyptians believed in the underworld as well as eternal life and rebirth of the soul. Many rituals had to be made in order for the person to get a successful afterlife, and that’s why they buried important things as well as servants with the Pharaos.

6.NOT EVERYONE WAS MUMMIFIED

Most regular people weren’t mummified since the mummification process was long and performed by embalmers . But there are some exceptions when servants were buried next to the Pharaos.

7. ONLY THE MOST IMPORTANT TEXTS WERE WRITTEN IN HIEROGLYPHS

Writing hieroglyphs were likely to be time-consuming and thus reserved for more important texts and spells. Most hieroglyphs are found within pyramids. temples and other place.

8. THE WORLD’S OLDEST DRESS WAS USED IN ANCIENT EGYPT

The oldest dress ever found dates back to more than 5000 years ago. It is known as the Tarkhan dress and was made of linen. 

9. ANCIENT EGYPTIANS MEN AND WOMEN WORE MAKEUP

While makeup today is mostly associated with women, it wasn’t like that in Ancient Egypt. Here, both men and women used makeup on a regular basis. 

10. THE GREAT PYRAMIDS HAVE A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE OF 20 DEGREES CELSIUS

This is definitely one of the most interesting facts about Ancient Egypt. They discovered a technique of cooling a place and keeping the temperature at a constant level, more or less as we do with modern air conditioners. 

PYRAMIDS
PYRAMIDS

The climate in Egypt is hot and sunny year round. But even though the temperature outside might reach more than 40 degrees Celsius in the summer, the Great Pyramids still have an inside temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. 

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