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Although slaves in ancient Egypt worked very hard and were at the disposal of their masters, ancient manuscripts and relics suggest that their lives were comparatively better than those of slaves in other cultures. In fa... More »

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In ancient Egypt, green, or wadj, represented new life, fertility and green vegetation. Red, or desher, also represented life, but it focused more on mature life, blood and action. Black was sometimes associated with new... More »

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Public education in ancient Egypt was very limited. Boys from wealthy families could attend school to learn how to become a scribe or doctor, but girls and lower-class boys were denied this opportunity. More »

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Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. The book of Exodus says that the Lord had Moses lead the people of Israel. Moses used a staff to split the Red Sea, so they could pass through safely. More »

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Akhenaten ruled Egypt for 17 years during the 18th Dynasty. He was known as Amenhotep IV until the fifth year after beginning his reign. More »

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