Strange But True Facts
The pyramids were not built by slaves, but were constructed by farmers unable to farm during the flooding months of the Nile.
The Egyptians had flat roofs, and slept on them during the summer months.
The Egyptians had unlucky days, and on such days, they would avoid certain tasks or avoid going out of their homes altogether.
Children actually enjoyed doing chores.
Some families had monkeys for pets.
They believed that dreams had great meaning, for example, if you dreamed that someone gave you a piece of white bread, you would have good luck.
People sometimes let geese wander in their houses, because they were sacred to the wind god.
Sometimes children went without clothes into the street because it was so hot.
Women were paid to pound their heads and howl as a sign of mourning.
They made boats out of papyrus.
Priests in the temple served three daily meals to the god statues, so the gods would help the Egyptians.
If you visit Egypt today, you can stand in rich, cultivated soil with one foot, and in dry desert sand with the other foot.
The scarab beetle was a symbol of life after death, or resurrection.