Top 10 UNUSUAL Facts About Ancient EGYPT


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Ancient Egypt has long been a fascinating subject not only to historians, but to normal people all over the world. They had many mystical practices that have long kept us fascinated. From their unique burial practices to their awe inspiring pyramids, they have left us with a feeling of mystery and wonder. Architects, Egyptologists, and experts on many different subjects consider the Ancient Egyptians a fascinating subject of study and have long hoped to one day discover all of their secrets. However, while there are many mysteries yet about the Ancient Egyptians, there are also many fascinating things we have already discovered in regards to them that most people are not aware of.

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10. Ancient Egyptians Kept Baboons And Other Monkeys As Pets And For Ritual Significance
9. They Went To Great Lengths To Remove Body Hair And Both Genders Often Wore Wigs
8. The Book Of The Dead Was Not Originally A Unified Text
7. The Racial Identity Of Ancient Egyptians Is Extremely Controversial
6. There Are Way More Pyramids Than Most People Know Of
5. Some Of The Richer Citizens In Ancient Egypt Were Incredibly Fat
4. So Called “Mummy Parties” Have Caused Much Of History To Be Lost Forever
3. Ancient Pharaohs Were Sometimes As Crazy As Roman Emperors
2. Not Everyone In Ancient Egypt Was Elaborately Mummified
1. Punishments For Breaking The Law Could Be Extremely Harsh

Source/Further reading:

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/baboons.htm
http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Egypt_1a.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_the_Dead
http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-king-tuts-dna-is-fueling-race-wars-1539130793
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_pyramids
http://www.livescience.com/7336-mummy-reveals-egyptian-queen-fat-balding-bearded.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/mummies_01.shtml
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/04/hatshepsut/brown-text
http://www.creatinghistory.com/pharoah-pepi-ii-flies-and-honey/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/afterlife-ancient-egypt.html
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/analysis-skeletons-reveals-harsh-punishment-ancient-egypt-004178


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Egyptian ar com form honey Africa in Somali

2 weeks ago

There is no real proof but some claim there are pyramids in Antarctica. It is proven however that there are pyramids underwater.

2 weeks ago

Proud to be Egyptian.

2 weeks ago

Baboons are not monkeys. They are their own family of primates. A common mistake, but just FYI, since this is a channel about facts.

4 weeks ago

I don't think you answered the question of racial identity well. Tucancun was not Western European. You didn't talk about the different dynasties, the earliest were black African.

2 months ago

Europeans don't have lips and are not black like the ancient Egyptians

2 months ago

misinformation

2 months ago

Nordic?

2 months ago

I have seen the thumbnail in a book

2 months ago

Thank you.i always enjoy your videos.i love your accent.

3 months ago

Pubic and head lice preventatives. The Romans did the same. In those days a sensible regimen. Probably a better response than the chemical solution of kwell(sp?).
And in the 18th century, heads were shaved by both sexes ameliorate the nasty head lice in the wigs.

3 months ago

Will you tell me a common farming tool for them back then?

5 months ago

So I heard the Apache Tribe, also punished a woman for cheating on her husband by cutting off their nose!

5 months ago

WHY does EVERYONE completely ignore the greatest mystery in ancient Egypt! Ancient Egyptians did cocaine, and if your unaware cocaine ONLY grows in SOUTH AMERICA! So the pharaohs sent ships across the Atlantic to get high WAY before the Vikings, Columbus, or possibly the Chinese! Please quit ignoring this fantastic FACT!

https://youtu.be/izsym4bxeGA

5 months ago

ancient Europeans were fat instead of Egypt wow so many things wrong with this and all your lists you fools need to get your facts right before making a video

5 months ago

Fat people were in all civilizations, including Egypt. It doesn't matter where.

5 months ago

Mummyless tombs... No mummys were ever found in the tombs. Mostly in the Valley of the Kings. Anything can be suggested but seriously they would have all been beacons for robbers if they chose the pyramids.

5 months ago

that's not tuts mummy tuts mummy been stolen back when Europe used to open mummys as a party game and take all the trinkets. thats why the big pyramid had no body they took it in the 1800s. The mummys they are finding are from ancient cemetery same as now anyone could of been buried if they p