The 6 Darkest Secrets Of Ancient Egypt

Himanshi singh       Nov 12, 2022

#The Ancient Hieroglyphs Lie

          Fake news, it would seem, is a problem as old as Egypt or about 5000 years if you want to get into the nitty-gritty. Hieroglyphs show us beautiful pictures of kings and queens of ancient Egypt. 

#The Ancient Hieroglyphs Lie

          The dead needed to eat. This concept might be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to wrap our heads around but in the ancient Middle East, it was common knowledge. The dead while being physically removed from the world of the living 

#The Ancient Egyptians Mummifying Pet

          The ancient Egyptians liked their pets, a lot. This might be one of the most relatable thing we in the twenty-first century have in common with the pharaohs of old. We too really like our pets. And while we enjoy putting shoes, jackets and costumes on our pets 

#Ancient Embalmers' Strange Practice

         Embalmers in ancient Egypt had a hard time keeping their hands to themselves. At least that is what Herodotus an ancient Greek writer and historian tells us in his writings. While writing about some of the more strange sex practices of other cultures Herodotus mentions 

#The Horrifying Process Of Mummification

         Only the social elites were mummified. This rite was reserved for the likes of the pharaoh, high-ranking officials and rich citizens. It was a complicated process that involved magic, special prayers and the removal of all organs. And it took about seventy days to complete. 

#Murdering People So They Could Serve The Dead Pharaoh

        The darkest secret from ancient Egypt is what archaeologists call a retainer sacrifice. This is the practice of murdering, presumably healthy people so that the pharaoh can be served in the afterlife. Some of the kings of old have as many as 500 retainer sacrifices! 

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