We either love, or love to hate Mummies, but where exactly are all the mummies buried. That’s Egypt.

Egypt has been famous for its Pyramids and also because the world’s longest river, the Nile, runs through it. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a person died they made a journey to the next world. They believed that in order to live in the next world their body had to be preserved.

In order to ensure that the body was preserved the Ancient Egyptians began to use a process called mummification to produce their mummies.

Egypt is bordered by Gaza Strip, Isreal, Libya and Sudan as well as the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea. (Globe Time!!!)

The capital city of Egypt is Cairo, which also happens to be the largest city in Africa and The Middle East.

One of the main attractions of Egypt is The Great Sphinx. A Sphinx is a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head of a person.

In Ancient Egypt a lot of times the head was that of a Pharaoh or a god. The Egyptians built sphinx statues to guard important areas such as tombs and temples.

Fun Facts

👉Our 365-day calendar was invented in Egypt.

👉Their ­official language is Arabic.

👉The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). The symbol used for the EGP is E£ or in Arabic ( ج.م)

👉To rescue the ancient temples in Abu Simbel from the waters of the Nile, the temples had to be relocated. Today, High Aswan Dam stands to save the city from the flooding s in the Nile river.

👉The project of relocating Abu Simbel is considered to be one the biggest marvels of complex engineering.

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