Top 10 Shocking Facts About Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egyptians are largely known for their architectural feats but there are other pretty awesome facts about them. Here is a list of the top 10 most shocking facts about ancient Egypt.

10. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stones.

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9. The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico.

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8. The lost Egyptian city of Heracleion was found after 1200 years under the sea.

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7. There are still unexplored passageways in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

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6. The tradition of exchanging wedding rings goes back to ancient Egyptian times.

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5. The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.

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4. The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt.

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3. Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon (4L) per day.

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2. The World’s Oldest Dress was found in Egypt and it is 5,000 years old.

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1. Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats. 

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