Shocking facts about Ancient Egypt
When we hear about ancient Egypt, what comes to mind? Pyramids, pharaohs, cat perhaps? Presumably, the surfactant, to which like Ancient Egypt.
In fact, his affair is much deeper, and the information which is supplied on the TV, is far from the truth. We offer learn little-known facts about ancient Egypt;
Slaves smeared with honey for flies that would not disturb the pharaohs.
Both women and men applied makeup. As a rule, it was green (copper) or black (made of lead).
They believed that the makeup had healing properties.
Although initially the Egyptians used it as a sunscreen.
The children did not wear clothes until they became teenagers.
The Pharaohs have never shown their hair and wore Nemes - special headgear.
Typically, the rich Egyptians wore a wig.
But the poor Tie up long hair and tied them to the tail.
The boys shaved their heads, leaving only a long strip of hair. It was supposed to be protected from lice.
The Egyptians believed that the Earth was flat, round, and that Nile flowed right in the center of Earth.
Although women enjoy legal and economic equality on an equal basis with men, but socially they were not equal.
Graffiti found at the site showed that some teams builders of the pyramids, in fact, gave themselves the name "Friends of Khufu."
When mummification, the brain through the nostrils were getting special tongs.
Other organs also were removed and placed in jars.
Leave only one body - the heart, because they believed that it has a soul.
During the excavations in many tombs, archaeologists found the toilets.
The oldest dress found in Egypt, and it was about 5000 years.
Cleopatra, which was the last queen of Egypt, was not an Egyptian, all considered, and a Greek.
Contrary to a widely known fact, the pyramids were built not slaves and hired workers, whose work was paid. The Greek historian Herodotus extended this erroneous conjecture.
An interesting fact is that these workers, too, were paid a beer.
More specifically, 1 gallon of beer a day.
When the cat died, their owners shaved their eyebrows. Thus, they mourned the dead animals.
And, probably the most incredible fact - the ancient Egyptians slept on a stone pillow!