Unidentified Facts That You Don’t Know About Ancient Egyptians

9Egyptians shaved their heads or wore wigs to protect themselves from lice and sun

While talking about ancient Egyptians, you should know that not all Egyptians could afford to use headdresses as they were so expensive. In place of headdresses, they shaved off their heads and wore wigs to safeguard their heads. As a result, these were the only ways they used to get rid of the burning sun and lice. Additionally, people from poor communities used homemade papyrus wigs to get the desired protection.

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Egyptians shaved their heads or wore wigs

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10Egyptians wanted to die inside their motherland

Egyptians always wanted to get buried in the sanctified valley of the Nile, not outside of their motherland. According to studies, they were scared to die outside of their homeland as they supposed they could be born-again. Moreover, they believed their souls wouldn’t pass to the afterlife if they were buried outside of the Nile.

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Egyptians wanted to die inside their motherland

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11Egyptians used nicknames instead of using a person’s name

According to beliefs, ancient Egyptians never called each other by their real names. They used to keep anyone’s name secret for most of his/her life. Instead of disclosing a person’s name, they used nicknames throughout life. Furthermore, they believed that these names were a guarantee of their personal safety and a conductor to perpetuity.

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Egyptians used nicknames

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12Personal hygiene of ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians were keen about their hygiene, and it is seen through many shreds of evidence found near the pyramids. The poor sections of the community used the Nile to bathe, whereas rich Egyptians had their bathrooms with the drainage. The wealthy Egyptians hired special servants to bring the water from the Nile.

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