piątek, 28 czerwca 2013

Egypt is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Most of its territory of 1,010,000 square kilometers lies within North Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Did you know that:
1. The shape of ancient Egyptian pyramids is thought to have been inspired by the spreading rays of the sun.
2. Fly swatters made from giraffe tails were a popular fashion item in ancient Egypt.
3. To stay cool and avoid lice, both men and women in ancient Egypt shaved their heads and often wore wigs. In fact, because wigs indicated social status, they became one of the most important fashion accessories in ancient Egypt. Rich people wore wigs made from human hair, while poor people wore wigs made from wool or vegetable fiber.
4. The ancient Egyptians were the first people to have a year consisting of 365 days divided into 12 months. They also invented clocks.
5. The Egyptian polymath Imhotep (“the one who comes in peace”) is known as the first physician, the first engineer, and the first architect.
6. Nile River in Aswan The Nile is the world's longest river and currently runs through nine countries.

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