Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ancient Egypt

Some more facts about Ancient Egypt :

- The deserts of Egypt weren't always deserts. Marine fossils have been found in some areas proving there was once salt water over part of the desert.

- King Tut's tomb contained many ancient artifacts but one in particular stands out: a first aid kit complete with finger slings and bandages.

- In ancient Egypt, slaves are known to have been murdered to accompany their deceased owners to the afterlife.

- Ancient Egyptians used to sleep on pillows made out of stone.

- The ancient Egyptians defined the hour to be one-twelfth of the time between sunrise and sunset. so, as the days grew longer in winter and spring and shorter in summer and autumn.

- It is not known exactly when or by whom the Sphinx was built or whom it represents.

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