Every school kid learns something about Egyptian history. Many children are completely fascinated by the marvels of the Egyptian culture stretching thousands of years ago. Thirty centuries spanned the Egyptian Empire, and during that time they achieved great technological marvels. They were the very first recorded culture of antiquity to believe in life after death, as well as the first people to build structures with stone, and to shape stone to form arches. At the very beginning of the Pharaonic Age, 2200 BC, they put into power their first official ruler, King Menes (Metz). Power was thereby centralized into the hands of a self-proclaimed God King, giving birth to the very first organized society in the known world. The time period as we know it may have seemed primitive to some of us, but the Egyptians in fact had developed a very sophisticated and complex society. They became skilled shipmen, developers of medicine, used astrology to predict floods in order to fertilize and water their...
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