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Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and Mayans.
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stones.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
The ancient Egyptians respected dwarfs, and did not see them as having a physical handicap.
The Ancient Egyptians were the first to make a sweet treat from the marshmallow plant, when they combined its sap with nuts and honey.
Ancient Egyptians rimmed their eyes with kohl, a mixture of lead, copper, burned almonds, and soot, to ward off evil spirits.
Wealthy ancient Egyptians slept with neck supports rather than pillows to preserve their hairstyles.
The Persians, fully aware of the reverence that Egyptians paid to their felines, rounded up as many cats as they could find and set them loose on the battlefield.
Ancient Egyptians used 12 months of exactly 30 days, with 5 days of festivities at the end to add up to 365.
Ancient Egyptians used to wear hair extensions.
Ancient Egyptians had a 70% accurate method for detecting pregnancy: a woman would pee on some seeds. If they sprouted, she was pregnant.
Ancient Egyptians venerated lions as their war dieties due to their strength, power and fierceness. The famous sphinxes are just one of many mythical depictions of the lion in Egyptian culture.