Ten fun facts about Ancient Egypt
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Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first Egyptian pharaoh.
Its art and architecture were widely copied by other civilizations, and its antiquities carried off to far corners of the world.
For centuries, Its monumental ruins have inspired the imaginations of travelers and writers.
The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, divided by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age.Fact 5
The success of the ancient civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River Valley. The predictable flooding as well as controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus crops, which fueled social development and culture.Fact 6
Egypt left a lasting legacy. The many achievements include the quarrying, surveying and construction techniques that gave way to the building of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks; a system of mathematics, a practical system of medicine, irrigation systems and agricultural production techniques, the first known ships, new forms of literature, and the earliest known peace treaty with Hittites.Fact 7
The pharaoh was the absolute monarch and, at least in theory, wielded complete control of the land and its resources.Fact 8
Although the ancient Egyptians did not use coinage until the Late period, they did use a type of money-barter system.Fact 9
Egyptian society was highly stratified, and social status was displayed.Fact 10
The ancient Egyptians viewed men and women, including people from social classes except slaves, as essentially equal under the law, and even the lowliest peasant was entitled to petition the vizier and his court for redress. Go to more history facts ❯
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