Inscriptions inside the ancient pyramids in Egypt show that part of the workers pay was in beer, onions, garlic and radishes. It is estimated that it probably took 20,000 to 30,000 men, setting stones at a rate of one every two minutes, approximately 20 years to set the 2.3 million Continue Reading
In 1933, Alberto Tulli, the Director of the Vatican Museum (Egyptian Section) visited Cairo and found an interesting papyrus in an antique shop. He was unable to afford to purchase it but made a copy of the text which appears to describe the visitation of UFOs (fiery disks) in around Continue Reading
Ramses the Great had 8 official wives and nearly 100 concubines. He was over 90 years old when he died in 1212 BC. He is one of the most popular candidates as the Pharaoh of the Exodus. In 1974 his mummy’s condition was rapidly deteriorating and it was flown to Paris Continue Reading
In order to stop flies from landing on him, Pharaoh Pepi II Neferkare of Egypt always had several naked slaves nearby whose bodies were smeared with honey.
Although she is perhaps one of the most famous figures of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was not actually Egyptian. She was born in Alexandria (named after Alexander the Great), and was descended from Ptolemy I. Ptolemy was Macedonian Greek and a general under Alexander the Great. Following the death of Alexander Continue Reading