14 Strange Ways of Life the Ancient Egyptians Practiced

14 Strange Ways of Life the Ancient Egyptians Practiced Latest Movie Trailers, Clips, Music, Games and All Round Entertainment https://movieripe.com https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEpCgrnIa3x5IhI_kKZPwZolfzBpi_pID https://twitter.com/movieripe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoREPvie2mE We often think that we are completely different from ancient people, but archaeology shows that we are quite wrong. Here is a list of 14 unbelievable facts about the life of ancient Egyptians.
TIMESTAMPS
The invented written language 0:49
They invented tables 1:19
They invented wigs 1:38
They extracted iron from meteorites 2:14
They invented toothpaste 2:51
They used breath mints 3:53
They used antibiotics in the treatment 4:26
They invented eye makeup 5:02
They formed the world’s first police 5:24
They invented the calendar 6:15
They were the first to produce beer 7:12
They used door locks 7:40
They played bowling 8:11
They treated eyes 8:48
SUMMARY
– The Egyptians used pictograms, which simply depicted words. Later they added characters that looked a lot like modern alphabets, which helped them to write down some abstract ideas.
– Before the Egyptians, there were no tables (as far as we know). So, they made this simple piece of furniture to keep the food off the ground and also for gaming purposes.
– Because of really hot climate, most Egyptians (at least, men) shaved their heads. That’s why when you watch a movie about ancient Egypt, most men are bald. However, some people wanted to have some kind of hair on their heads. So, when they felt like it, they used wigs.
– Archaeologists found metal beads in an ancient Egyptian tomb. In 1911 nine pretty small beads were found in the north of Egypt. But why were these beads so unique? The thing is, the Egyptians started to smelt iron only 2 thousand years later.
– they invented one of the first versions of toothpaste. It consisted of ashes, burnt eggshells, and ox hooves. Archaeologists even managed to find some guides on how to mix these ingredients to make the right paste.
– Scientists examined mummies and found severely worn out teeth even in young people.
So, to do something about the unpleasant smells from the mouth, they invented the first mints. They used myrrh and cinnamon, they boiled them with honey and made some kind of pellets.
– The Egyptians kind of invented antibiotics way before the 20th century, but it looks like they didn’t know it. They used moldy flatbread to cure festering wounds. They fermented something that looked like porridge that had very high levels of tetracycline which we know as an antibiotic.
– Both men and women in Egypt wore makeup. And it was a symbol of nobility. The more makeup you had, the higher your social status was.
– The world’s first police were formed during the Middle Kingdom period (years 2050-1800 BC). It included the most loyal warriors and foreign mercenaries. The Egyptian policemen didn’t have guns or cool badges, but they were armed with staffs and accompanied by dogs and trained monkeys.
– If the missed that day, all the harvest was at risk, so the Egyptians designed a system to be able to know which season it was. They had three seasons in a year: inundation, growing, and harvest. Each season consisted of four months, and each month had 30 days.
– You might have heard that the workers who built the pyramids were paid with 4-5 liter of beer a day.
– The ancient Egyptians possessed accurate medical knowledge that could be compared to modern practices. Scientists who examined mummies found traces of some truly challenging operations: heart bypass surgery, organ transplantation, and even plastic surgeries.
– Door locks were created in Egypt and China, probably because such devices were needed. The more neighbors you have, the more reasons to lock your door. The mechanisms of the locks were quite simple: there were special pins inside that didn’t let anyone open the door without the key.
– In one ancient settlement near Cairo, archaeologists found a playroom going back to 3200 BC with carved lanes and balls of various sizes for fingers. The rules were a little bit different from the modern bowling we all are used to.
– Eye infection was a common disease among the Egyptians. They used various methods of treatment: they used bactericidal paint and remedies made of… human brains.
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