25 Crazy Things You Might Not Know About Ancient Egypt

When you think about ancient Egypt, what comes to mind? Pyramids, pharaohs, cats maybe? You probably have at least a passing knowledge of what Ancient Egypt was like, but its intrigue goes much deeper than just what you see on TV or magazines. These are 25 Crazy Things You Might Not Know About Ancient Egypt.

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Giza Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt – featured image by Sam Valadi via Flickr CC2.0

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To keep flies away, some pharaohs kept slaves nearby that were smeared in honey

honeySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Both men and women wore makeup

ancient egyptSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
23

It was usually green (made of copper) or black (made from lead)

copperSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

They believed that makeup had healing powers

ancient egyptian tapestrySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Originally, however, the Egyptians used it as sunscreen!

sunSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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