Fun Facts About Egypt

An Egyptian
• Egyptians have invented many household items. They have
invented eyeliner, looms, potters’ wheels, the 365 day
calendar, and even the toilet seat. So, when you go to ancient
Egypt, you won't be at a loss for any of these items!
• The first board game was invented in Egypt, called Senet. If
you travel to Ancient Egypt, you can play the first board game
The first recorded scientist lived in Egypt. His name was
Imhotep- one of the smartest people in the ancient
• Ink and paper were first invented and found in Egypt.
So, when you travel to ancient Egypt, you can write
things down!
• The first glass objects were even found in Egypt! You
have to come to ancient Egypt and see these beautiful
pieces of art!
Fun Facts About Egypt
 Boys went to “Houses of Instruction” or school.
 Some children had pet monkeys or even a gazelle.
 The Ancient Egyptians invented things like soap,
toothpaste, plywood and even the pen!
• Prior to getting dressed, people in Egypt got their
clothes out of a basket, usually found on shelves in
their rooms.
• For breakfast, people in ancient Egypt usually ate
a small meal of bread and fruit.
• Ancient Egyptians' overall diet consisted of grains,
fish, vegetables, and fruits. The ancient Egyptians
ate mostly grains because they took longer to
spoil. The fruits and vegetables they ate consisted
of onions, radishes, apples, peaches, and many
more other fruits and vegetables. These were
popular because they could be farmed all year
• Ancient Egyptians lived in mud brick
houses. The bricks were made from a
mixture of mud, straw and stones.
• Furnishing in houses consisted of stools
to sit on and chests to store possessions
• Beautiful wall paintings made
Egyptian houses ornate and unique.
• Their clothing was woven from flax plant
to make the fabric linen.
• The ancient Egyptians were polytheisticthey believed in many gods.
• They used mythology to describe how
nature worked
• Their favorite god was Osiris, who was the
god of life and death
• Come worship with the ancient Egyptians
and have the time of your life!
Hieroglyph means “sacred drawings”
They are pictures of objects simplified
Egyptians used hieroglyphs from about 3000BC to 300 AD
They were used for all writing until Egypt started to use the Greek
• Then, they were only used for sacred or religious writing
• With Christianity, there was no need for hieroglyphics, so, ancient
Egyptians stopped using them
• In 1799, French soldiers found the Rosetta Stone
• Joan Champollion, a French scholar, decoded the Rosetta Stone by
looking at the two types of hieroglyphics inscribed in it and the Greek
inscribed in it.
• This made it possible to decode the ancient text, so if you go to
Egypt, you’ll be able to read the hieroglyphics!!!
• Hieroglyphs look like pictographs, but represent sounds, so you’ll be
able to decipher an old language while looking at pictures!
• The Rosetta Stone unlocked mysteries of the ancient civilization, so
don’t worry, you won’t be confused.
Imagine how hard it was to stack over 2,300,000
blocks of stone that are about 2.5 tons each!
That was what laborers had to do in the process
of building the Great Pyramid of Giza. So, travel
to ancient Egypt and visit the same site that over
4,000 years ago, in 2000 B.C., laborers were
building the Great Pyramid. Come to ancient
Egypt and admire these great structures!
• From 3000BC to 2500BC, Egyptians devoted much of
their energy to building great structures. This was
during the Old Kingdom, when all of the pyramids
were built.
• Pyramids were made as burial tombs for Egypt’s
pharaohs and were filled with any necessity that the
pharaoh would want during their afterlife.
• Peasant farmers built the pyramids because they
were required to spend a number of weeks on
• Pyramids were built along the west side of the Nile
River, the land of the dead.
• Some pharaoh's tombs were built in the Valley of the
Kings to elude robbers. It was a burial area cut into
the side of a mountain, yet thieves still managed to
find the vast majority of the pyramids.
The first form of pyramids were mastabas. Then,
to make the tomb more decorative, Egyptians
added more on the top of the mastabas to make
Step Pyramids. Don’t they look similar to
ziggurats? Eventually, the ancient Egyptians
filled in the gaps in between the levels of the
Step Pyramids to make what we imagine a
classic Egyptian pyramid.
The Layout of a Pyramid
• Pyramids were part of a funeral complex- a processional
causeway, which links the funerary temple to the pyramid,
solar barques (sun boats)which were buried on the four
sides of the pyramid, and finally, mastabas and other smaller
pyramids where family, nobles, and people of the pharaoh's
court were buried. Come to ancient Egypt and admire all of
the hard work that ancient Egyptians put into these
breathtaking structures!
• In pyramids, there was anything from a pair of sandals to a
piece of food! People buried things that were thought to be
needed in the pharaoh's afterlife. Internal organs (besides
the brain, which Egyptians considered worthless) were put
in jars put in the pyramid.
Come to Ancient Egypt!!!!!!!!!
Great people, great sights,
great time!!!
See you there!!!!

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