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Ancient Egyptian soldiers ate fruit, vegetables, meat and cakes sweetened with honey. They also ate staple foods, such as bread, beans, onions, fish and garlic. Meals were often served with wine and beer. Cattle, sheep, ... More »

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Although soldiers at the beginning of Egypt's New Kingdom period wore no armor, they began to wear bronze or leather helmets and armor after they defeated Hyksos. Around the same time, they went from using primitive weap... More »

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The ancient Egyptians enjoyed sports and board games. They are responsible for introducing many of the rules still observed in sports today, including the concept of team uniforms and neutral referees. More »

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Ancient Egyptian culture spans over 6,000 years of history, and while many historical relics from this time were left behind, there is still much about the Egyptians that historians do not know. Egypt was one of the olde... More »

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Ancient Sumerians, also known as Mesopotamians, constructed their sailboats from wood and used cloth sails. The design of the Sumerian sailboat was basic and featured sails that could not be manipulated and a wooden hull... More »

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Ancient cultures made mummies for religious reasons, according to the British Museum. The Egyptians began mummifying their dead around 3500 B.C. but took almost a thousand years to perfect their technique. The earliest c... More »

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Ancient Egyptians grew a wide variety of grains, vegetables and fruits. The yearly flooding of the Nile River provided plenty of fertile ground for growing wheat, barley and flax as the main crops. Onions, leeks, dates a... More »

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