Both men and women wear make up
Both Egyptian men and women wore make-up, normally they wore green (copper) and black (lead) colored eyeshadows. Aside from offering protection from the sun, they also believed that make-up has mystical healing powers.
They believe in the after-life
If a simple act such as wearing make up has reasons behind it, there is definitely a stronger reason behind the time-consuming mummification. The Egyptians strongly believed in the after-life. They believed that by preserving a dead person’s body, their soul would live on in the after-life forever.
They are rich…with bandages.
Unwrapped bandages from an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for 1.6km. Phew!
They are awesome inventors!
Mummies and bandages aside, the Ancient Egyptians invented lots of basic necessities that are used up to these days such as paper, pens, locks and keys. Not to forget the thing that helps you keep your bright smile, the toothpaste!
Food is a symbol of social status
Rich Egyptians’ diet included meat (beef, goat, mutton), fish from the Nile (perch, catfish, mullet) or poultry (goose, pigeon, duck, heron, crane) on a daily basis. While poor Egyptians only ate meat on special occasions but ate fish and poultry more often. The meat, fish and poultry was roasted or boiled. It was flavoured with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, sesame, dill and fennel.
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