There are numerous Egyptians facts
recorded throughout history; some of these Egypt facts are
One of the most important facts is the
discovery of the Tuthankamun tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter;
the coffin found in the pharaoh` s sarcophagus is made from
solid gold with a weight of 110 kilograms.
Another significant fact is the Great Pyramid as the only
remaining wonder from the seven wonders of the ancient
The copper was separated by the ore with thousands of years
ago by the Egyptians who were the first people to do that.
One of the Egypt`s presidents, Anwar al-Sadat, shared the
Nobel prize for Peace in 1978 with Menachem Begin, the
leader of Israel.
In some zones of Egypt were found marine fossils which prove
that where now is desert, with thousands of years ago was
water. In the Cairo` s South West were found some fossilized
remains of a dinosaur. The remains belong to an herbivore
The Whale Valley (Wadi Al-Hitan) situated in the Western
Desert and the Orthodox Monastery of Saint Catherine
situated near the Mount Sinai is considered as parts from
the world heritage; the first mentioned, from 2005 and the
later from 2002.
The monastery was built in the 6th century
and commemorates the receiving of the Ten Commandments by
Moses. And in the Whale Valley was found fossils that show
the transition of a land animal to a whale of ocean.
The world`s oldest and complete boat was found in the
vicinity of Cheops` pyramid and it seems to be old of 4500
years. Before being buried the boat was dismantled in one
thousand of pieces.
The ancient Egyptians had rich knowledge of geometry and
astronomy which they used to built their temples and
pyramids. The geometry skills helped them to make the plans
of the buildings.
To control the Nile flooding in order to provide water to
the land`s fertilization and irrigation, the ancient
Egyptians used their mathematical and engineering skills.
The Aswan High Dam is the one who regulates today the flow
of the longest river in the world, the Nile.The ancient Egyptians preserved the bodies of the Egypt`s
rulers mummifying them, but they also mummified the animals
and the birds related to the Egypt`s gods such as bulls,
ibises, cats and crocodiles.
The mummification process
implied the removing of the internal organs, the body` s
drying and the anointing of the body with chemicals for
Another Egypt fact is that the river Nile banks is the
place where the civilization of Egypt begun; the Egypt name
comes from Egyptos, the Greek name of the country.
The medicine of Egypt has a history of 4000 years. The Nabta
Playa situated in the Egypt` t South is dating from 6000 BC.
The key to understand the hieroglyphics is Rosetta Stone
which was carved in 196 BC and repeated a royal decree in
Greek script from which other two scripts were deciphered.