10 Inventions You Had No Idea They Come From Ancient Egypt
Could you imagine your life without some small blessings such as chewing gums, that good old black eye-liner you grew to love so much, bowling, mints and haircuts? These are just some of the things that would not exist today if it were not for the ancient Egyptians.
10. Eye Makeup
Ancient Egyptians are credited with inventing eye makeup as early as 4000 B.C. Men and women put on eye makeup to cure infection, ward off bad luck and to stay in style!
9. Written Language
Ancient Egypt’s photographic writing system emerged around 6000 B.C. Their images evolved into characters that represent sounds, objects, names and ideas.
8. Papyrus Sheets
Before paper, there was papyrus. It came from a stiff, reed-like plant that grew along the Nile. A versatile material, it was used for writing, as well as for making sails, sandals, and mats.
7. The Calendar
Ancient Egyptians invented the calendar to systematize their farming practices. Their year was devided into three seasons?: inundation, growing and harvest.
6. The Plow
Ancient Egypt was one of the first societies to adopt the plow around 4000 B.C. The forst plows weren’t very effective, but they evolved to play a crucial role in agriculture.
5. Breath Mints
Lacking modern medicine and technology, tooth decay and infection were more common in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians boiled frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and honey into small pellets to fight bad breath.
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