Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra was not Egyptian she was born in Alexandria, Cleopatra was actually part of a long line of Greek Macedonians and was famous for being one of the first members of the Ptolemaic dynasty to actually speak the Egyptian language.

Ancient Egypt

Let us learn some surprizing facts about Ancient Egypt who stood as one of the world’s most advanced civilizations for nearly 3,000 years and created a culture so rich that it has spawned its own field of study.


2. The Egyptian Treaty

For over two centuries the Egyptians fought against the Hittite Empire for control of lands in modern day Syria.The conflict gave rise to bloody engagements like 1274 B.C.Ramses II and the Hittite King Hattusili III negotiated a famous peace treaty. This agreement ended the conflict and decreed that the two kingdoms would aid each other in the event of an invasion by a third party. The Egyptian-Hittite treaty is now recognized as one of the earliest surviving peace accords, and a copy to this agreement was engraved

3. Ancient Egyptians loved board games.

After a long day of work they would play these board games along the nile river.The top three famous board games were Mehen, Dogs, Jackals and their favorite Senet.

4. Egyptian women had a wide range of rights and freedoms.

While they may have been publicly and socially viewed as inferior to men, they also enjoyed a great deal of legal and financial independence. They could buy and sell property, serve on juries, make wills and even enter into legal contracts.

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Signs of hieroglyphs


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