85 Incredible Facts From the Cradle of Humankind – Africa – Part 2

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76God Horus

In Egyptian Mythology the God Horus claims dominance over Egypt by feeding his semen on lettuce to his uncle Set


77. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was translated into Hebrew by Israeli combat pilots trying to pass the time while being imprisoned in Egypt, and their translation is considered the superior of two versions.


78. When a cat died in Ancient Egypt, their human family would go into a deep mourning and shave their eyebrows.


79. During a visit to Egypt in 2012, Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes, while the protesters chanted "Monica, Monica"


80. Inscribed pottery from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt list three human genders.


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81Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar had a net worth of $4.6 trillion and he even owned Egypt.


82. Cleopatra of Egypt was of Greek descent and she was the first in her dynasty who could speak Egyptian


83. In a 2008 survey, 62% of Egyptian men freely admitted perpetrating sexual harassment, with 98% of foreign women claiming they had experienced harassment


84. The last descendant of the ancient Egyptian language, Coptic, died as a spoken language by the 1600s. It has survived until today as the language of religious services of Egypt's 10% Christian minority-the Copts. The alphabet uses Greek letters plus extra letters deriving from hieroglyphics


85. The effects of the Icelandic volcano Laki killed 25% of the Icelandic population, at least 23,000 people in Britain, more deaths in Europe, freak weather for a year, and may have caused a famine in Egypt which killed 1/6th of Egypt's population.

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