Top 10 Facts About Ancient Egypt

They lived along the River Nile.

The Egyptians were lucky as they lived along the River Nile. This meant that they could use the water to grow crops, to get food from and for soil.

Pyramids and tombs were used for Pharaohs.

You might have seen the big pyramids in Egypt, and also heard of the tombs. These were built for Pharaohs and their families after they had passed away.

They preserved bodies.

When a loved one had passed away, they believed in preserving the body which was called mummification.

130 pyramids?!

The Ancient Egyptians were kept busy by building pyramids! So far, over 130 pyramids have been found in Egypt.

Mouldy bread medicine.

Egyptians were great at coming up with things to heal the human body. They used mouldy bread to heal wounds quickly and to stop infection and a lot of the time, it worked!

Egyptian men and women wore make up.

It protected their skin from the hot sun but they also believed it had healing powers too. They usually wore green and black make up.

Egyptians invented a lot of the things we use today.

The Egyptians were great at inventing! They invented medicine, musical instruments, paper, pens, locks , keys, cosmetics and even… toothpaste!

Cats were very special in ancient Egypt.

Cats were very important and special in Egypt. They were considered sacred.

They used hieroglyphs.

Their alphabet was formed hieroglyphs. It had over 700 of them!

There were over 2,000 ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.

A lot of them were shown to have a human body with an animals head. Some of the most famous ones were: