10 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt

History

There are several instances throughout history where children turned on their mothers. For example, Cleopatra III of Egypt was assassinated by order of her son Ptolemy X. Nero is said to have his mother murdered as well.

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Sacred pyramids

Many people believe the pyramids were being built by slaves, but that’s is not the case. They were paid laborers, and most of them built with great honor towards the Pharao and those who died were buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids.

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Cleopatra Wasn’t Egyptian

Cleopatra’s family moved from Greece to Egypt and lived there for around 300 years or so. Even though she was born and raised in Egypt, to Egyptians she was still 100% Greek. She was a descendant of the Ptolemy family, who served under Alexander the Great. She was the only member of the family who spoke Egyptian and ruled as a Pharaoh until Egypt was conquered by the Roman Empire.

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Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut (1508–1458 B.C.) was one of the most powerful, productive, and successful women in the ancient world. She reigned for over 20 years, though her images were later defaced on temples and inscriptions, most likely as an attempt to erase her from history.

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Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

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