44 Ancient Egypt Facts That Separate Myth From Truth

Published November 11, 2017
Updated July 22, 2020

From who really built the pyramids to Cleopatra's favorite prank, these are the most fascinating Ancient Egypt facts you'll ever read.

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They didn't invent mummification, they didn't use slaves to build the pyramids, and Cleopatra, their most famous queen, wasn't even Egyptian.

With a civilization as old and mysterious as Ancient Egypt, it's easy for most of us to hold onto a lot of misconceptions. And when we start debunking those myths and getting to the truth, we realize that there are mountains of Ancient Egypt facts that will positively astound us all.

Did you know, for example, that servants were sometimes smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh? Or that beer was a primary source of nutrition for most Ancient Egyptians and was consumed daily.

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After this look at the most interesting Ancient Egypt facts, see what it was like when King Tut's tomb was first opened. Then, discover some of the most interesting history facts you'll ever read.

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