Ancient Egypt isn’t just mummies and pyramids. There’s also cats (so many cats), geeky stuff like the D20, and political fragmentation. In a way, it was the internet of the Ancient World. Here’s more:

In Ancient Egypt, teachers would correct students with red ink, just like today. At least one writing board, that's almost 4,000 years old, has a teacher's corrections in red ink. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Egyptian medicine was surprisingly specialized, and they even had proctologists. The Egyptian term for those literally translates to shepherd of the anus. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The first named cat- that we know of, anyway - comes from Ancient Egypt. The cat was named Nedjem (sweet, or pleasant), and lived at some point between 1479 and 1425 ВСЕ. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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In a way, the Egyptian pyramids were built by something very ordinary: beer. Laborers who built them got one and one-third gallon of beer a day, and apparently beer was considered essential for laborers. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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