Egypt- fun facts!!

1.The Ancient Egyptians divided thier years into twelve months consisting of 30 days with 5 days left over.

2. Silver was considered more valuable then gold in Ancient Egypt.

3. The Cat was a symbol of Fertility and sexuality, which is why later Ancient Egyptians painted their eye to mimick those of cats.

4. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to invent paper, using papyrus.

5. Ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well.

6. Ancient Egytians didn’t celebrate birthday’s.

7. Dreams were thought to be communications from the Gods and clues to thier futures.

8. The Ancient Egyptians loved their cats so much that if one of their cats dies they would shave off their eyebrows and mourn until their eyebrows gre back.

9. According to ancient myths, bees were the tears of the Egyptians sun god Ra.

10. The average life expectancy for an Egyptian woman was 54 and 52 for a man.

11. The Ancient Egyptians believed that the heart was the center of a human, so they paid special attention to the left side of their body because that is where the heart is.

12. It is though that the riches in Tutankhamen tomb as well as his mask and tomb were stolen from the tombs of his father Akhenaton and Nefertiti, his mother.

13. The longest reigning king was Pepy II he was King at age 6 and rules until 94.

14. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use pigeons as messangers.

15. In Ancient times an amulet was worn to ward off evil.

16. The Sphinx lost it’s nose in 1798 when Napoleans soldiers used it for target practice.

17. Beer was invented in Egypt. 

18. Some children had a pet monkey or gazelle;  cats were sacred and wore a gold earring.

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