Ancient Egypt stood as one of the world’s most advanced civilizations for nearly 3,000 years and created a culture so rich that it has spawned its own field of study.
But while Egyptian art, architecture and burial methods have become enduring objects of fascination, there is still a lot you probably don’t know about these famed builders of the pyramids.
Each player had a set of pieces that were moved along the board according to rolls of dice or the throwing sticks.
While they may have been publicly and socially viewed as inferior to men, Egyptian women enjoyed a great deal of legal and financial independence.
Examinations of mummies have indicated that many Egyptian rulers were unhealthy and overweight, and even suffered from diabetes.
A notable example is the legendary Queen Hatshepsut, who lived in the 15th century B. While her sarcophagus depicts her as slender and athletic, historians believe she was actually obese and balding.
They could buy and sell property, serve on juries, make wills and even enter into legal contracts.
Egyptian women did not typically work outside the home, but those who did usually received equal pay for doing the same jobs as men.