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When King Hammurabi Reigned, All Debt was Cancelled for All Citizens.

If you have a debt forgiven or discharged for less than the full amount owed, the debt is considered canceled in the amount you no longer have to pay. However, the law provides several exceptions in which the amount you do not have to pay is not canceled debt. But did you know that King …

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Blue Hippos

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead.

A famous statuette in Ancient Egyptian art was the blue faience hippopotamus. It was thought to have positive qualities associated with fertility and rebirth by the Ancient Egyptians. Little hippopotamus statuettes were also discovered among the objects buried in tombs. They are now found worldwide, ranging in length from 9 to 23 centimeters. But did …

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead. Read More »

Ahmed Fouad II

Ahmed Fuad II is the Last Known King of Egypt. He Ascended to the Throne as an Infant, and He is Still Alive Today at the Age of 70.

Ahmed Fuad II currently lives in the Swiss countryside, surrounded by heirlooms such as oil paintings, busts, and ancient black-and-white pictures. He studies historical books, works in his yard, and muses about the past. One of his favorite items is a photograph of his father, Egypt’s King Farouk, saluting the adoring audience at his coronation …

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Cleopatra

Who is the Only Ptolemaic Ruler Who Could Read, Write and Speak in Egyptian?

The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt for nearly three centuries from 305 to 30 BCE, before succumbing to the Romans. Surprisingly, they never became Egyptians while ruling Egypt. Instead, they isolated themselves in Alexandria, the capital city envisioned by Alexander the Great. Did you know who is the only Ptolemaic Ruler who read, write, and speak …

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What was the Real Ending of Cinderella’s Story?

Disney has captivated many children across several generations with their heart-warming and value-enriched fairytales of princesses and their version of a knight in shining armor. But did you know that the original versions of these fairytales weren’t written with a happy ending? The Brothers Grimm’s version of Cinderella had a morbid ending. Cinderella’s stepsisters mutilated …

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Why Did the Romans Ban Ancient Egyptian Lawyers from Going to Alexandria’s Courts?

The Ancient Egyptian civilization was popular for its pyramids, pharaohs, culture, and inventions. They were advanced in several fields, including mathematics and language. But did you know the Romans banned Egyptian Lawyers from attending court hearings? Ancient Egyptians were notorious for their political humor. The Romans banned Egyptian Lawyers from attending court because of how …

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How Did Egyptians Incubate Eggs?

Today, artificial incubation is essential to help control the environment in which the egg is placed. Chicken eggs, in particular, need 21 days to process. Farmers would need to help control the temperature, humidity, and turning the egg. But did you know that one of the most wondrous inventions of ancient Egypt is the egg …

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Who Developed the First Pregnancy Test?

Have you ever wondered how early civilizations determined their pregnancy status without using a modern-day pregnancy kit? According to an ancient Egyptian manuscript translated by experts at the University of Copenhagen reveals an outdated method of determining the sex of a baby and a woman’s pregnancy through the sprouting of grains.  Egyptian papyrus manuscripts dated …

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How Long Did It Take to Make One Block in the Pyramid of Giza?

The Pyramids at Giza are some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders. Theories about the building of the pyramids have long surrounded this wonder. The answer remains unanswered even by scientists.  Modern archaeological experts find that the Great Pyramid’s construction needed 3,000 men to produce 250 blocks per day for its structure. Much time and …

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