14 Strange Ways of Life the Ancient Egyptians Practiced

We often think that we are completely different from ancient people, but archaeology shows that we are quite wrong. Here is a list of 14 unbelievable facts about the life of ancient Egyptians. TIMESTAMPS The invented written language 0:49 They invented tables 1:19 They invented wigs 1:38 They extracted iron from meteorites 2:14 They invented toothpaste 2:51 They used breath mints 3:53 They used antibiotics in the treatment 4:26 They invented eye makeup 5:02 They formed the world’s first police 5:24 They invented the calendar 6:15 They were the first to produce beer 7:12 They used door locks 7:40 They played bowling 8:11 They treated eyes 8:48 SUMMARY - The Egyptians used pictograms, which simply depicted words. Later they added characters that looked a lot like modern alphabets, which helped them to write down some abstract ideas. - Before the Egyptians, there were no tables (as far as we know). So, they made this simple piece of furniture to keep the food off the ground and also for gaming purposes. - Because of really hot climate, most Egyptians (at least, men) shaved their heads. That’s why when you watch a movie about ancient Egypt, most men are bald. However, some people wanted to have some kind of hair on their heads. So, when they felt like it, they used wigs. - Archaeologists found metal beads in an ancient Egyptian tomb. In 1911 nine pretty small beads were found in the north of Egypt. But why were these beads so unique? The thing is, the Egyptians started to smelt iron only 2 thousand years later. - they invented one of the first versions of toothpaste. It consisted of ashes, burnt eggshells, and ox hooves. Archaeologists even managed to find some guides on how to mix these ingredients to make the right paste. - Scientists examined mummies and found severely worn out teeth even in young people. So, to do something about the unpleasant smells from the mouth, they invented the first mints. They used myrrh and cinnamon, they boiled them with honey and made some kind of pellets. - The Egyptians kind of invented antibiotics way before the 20th century, but it looks like they didn’t know it. They used moldy flatbread to cure festering wounds. They fermented something that looked like porridge that had very high levels of tetracycline which we know as an antibiotic. - Both men and women in Egypt wore makeup. And it was a symbol of nobility. The more makeup you had, the higher your social status was. - The world’s first police were formed during the Middle Kingdom period (years 2050-1800 BC). It included the most loyal warriors and foreign mercenaries. The Egyptian policemen didn’t have guns or cool badges, but they were armed with staffs and accompanied by dogs and trained monkeys. - If the missed that day, all the harvest was at risk, so the Egyptians designed a system to be able to know which season it was. They had three seasons in a year: inundation, growing, and harvest. Each season consisted of four months, and each month had 30 days. - You might have heard that the workers who built the pyramids were paid with 4-5 liter of beer a day. - The ancient Egyptians possessed accurate medical knowledge that could be compared to modern practices. Scientists who examined mummies found traces of some truly challenging operations: heart bypass surgery, organ transplantation, and even plastic surgeries. - Door locks were created in Egypt and China, probably because such devices were needed. The more neighbors you have, the more reasons to lock your door. The mechanisms of the locks were quite simple: there were special pins inside that didn’t let anyone open the door without the key. - In one ancient settlement near Cairo, archaeologists found a playroom going back to 3200 BC with carved lanes and balls of various sizes for fingers. The rules were a little bit different from the modern bowling we all are used to. - Eye infection was a common disease among the Egyptians. They used various methods of treatment: they used bactericidal paint and remedies made of… human brains. Subscribe to Bright Side : /> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: />Instagram: /> SMART Youtube: /> 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: /> Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: /> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

8:16 Me last Friday night... Do you like this game?
Jenny Klindt
About wigs he said :" the gross part - it was made from human hair!" isn't that exactly what higher priced wigs are from today?
Captin Madavil
All these ideas were stolen from Egypt... and later said to be patterned in Europe and US🤔🤫🤭....
Midnight's Shadow
Uhm... Egyptian mythology fans? Anyone? Just me?
Lauren Daniels
The Egyptians were really ahead of their time. ⌚👏👀
just tired
How is it gross to have a wig made of human hair? Humans donate hair all the time for cancer patients to use...
Jason Pottinger
Their discovery is more truthful than Columbus discovering the Americas
Roses are red Violets are blue You came for the thumbnail didn't you
And they say Europeans brought civilization to Africa. Ha!
Me : ‘ looks at thumbnail picture’ wow do they really have to give birth like that.?
CreativeQueen x
Today, we do not understand the mechanism of action of most drugs. But we still use them because they work. So.... yeah, if you discover moldy flat bread cures staph infections, you deserve some credit for that.
Harriet Martin
Egyptians were way ahead of other peoples at the time. One other thing the Egyptians invented was toilet paper!
Josie Shardy
3:19: The Egyptians made the first kind of toothpaste! They were made of ashes, burnt egg shells, and ox hooves. Me: how come we have so many ingredients for toothpaste today?
Brandon Mairs
It's quite widely proven and excepted the Ancient Sumerian Cuneiform writing predates ancient dynastic Egyptians by almost a couple thousand years.
Ines Jackson
In ancient Egypt,i read they were really ahead of their time concerning medical care that royalty from all over the world would request physicians from Egypt.They were really smart
Infinite Possibilities
These small things you mentioned compared to the monumental marvels they invented is astonishing. Great job, this channel is clueless 😂🤦🏽‍♀️🤯
knc jj
Roses are red violets are blue i just got clickbated and so did you
prakash rawat
All the girls be thankful to egyptians
Patrick Star
I'm sure someone came for the Thumbnail
Nemesis 666
Egyptians also invented an early form of Sunblock, it was made of a mix of inorganic clays, oil and mineral powders as well as various plant extracts that are still in use today. No idea how effective it was, as a few of their early to late age mummies showed skeletal malformations that are characteristic of Gorlin's Syndrome. Or to give it it's common name: Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome
Hannah Nemo
*Suddenly bowing down to the Ancient Egyptians*
Loc K
its really saddening how advanced ancient egypt was to middle ages :(
Lizzie Hearts
When i was like 4 or 5 or 6 I always thought that there was one country that has five extra days when there's an new year btw I also thought April is the new year
salma yourgirl
I am actally from egypt and they dont do these things anymore 🐪🇪🇬and that was the flag
Amy Aguirre
Yes, you can discover something without knowing. Christopher Columbus.
bruh nederland
Iron from the sky.. They knew this particulair rock came out of space.. How?
GrayCool Playz
I am literally OBSESSED with Ancient Egypt
Rc Yadav Yadav
Sindhu ghaati from INDIA is better than Egypt when other people started to talk . in India they have made that much progress which no can even think in that time
maetel xx
the true fathers of medicine are Egyptian's
Beautiful girl 1tttw3r
I'm from Egypt
calem hodgson
King tut was 9 years old when he became king of egypt
Jessica Groberg
Why would it be gross they made wigs from actual human hair? People wear hair extensions made from 100% real human hair all the time. I have a bunch of sets myself... Not very gross.
aiman.k_b_e _
They get the brain from the deceased people.
At 4:57 The clouds go behind the sun, No wonder It's so hot in Egypt.
Njoku Njoku
The Egyptian ppl were very smart
Nitin Sharma
the most surprising fact is they made a TOOTHPASTE👍👏
Taylore Music
"Is it really a discovery when you don't know what you discovered?" Idk ask Christopher Columbus.
I knew everything because i am from egypt
Until now I haven't found this comment in Arabic which says "like if you're from Egypt" Alhamdullah よかった ^^
I thought cuneiform writing was older and invented by Summerians.
Ramiz Frank
That eye drop recipe sounds frightening. Made of human brain.
Serbian Traveler
Missleading title. It is not the strange way of life of Egyptions, but reather what they did before us: invented table, care about teeth, use iron...
Annalyn Dobson
Wasn't the calendar invented by the Aztecs?
Carlo Lorenzo
Walk like an Egyptian!!
Jay haha
The title of this video is sooo misleading...
kawai turtle
They're really smart to invent a lot of things
Ellie Avenelle
That's it! This Bright Side guy is nothing but click bait. Not another click from me!
Johndave Laranja
Where is that thing in the thumbnail??!!
swati sucharita
the video has no relation with the thumbnail
Faramir Took
I thought the 2nd left lady in thumbnails is having a p...s hangging on her. 😅 Then I came to realize it was a left hand side of the most left lady in the thumbnail. 😂
Saida Nesa
The ancient egyptians actually took brain's out of the nose before mummification
Miss_Smiley1 Vermeulen
Most of the time I watch these videos only to hear this guy's voice.
Gacha_Hamster :3
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I got clickbaited, And so did you!
They are amazing they say anything in pics Me hahahhahahah😂😂
Me Myself
Why is human hair wigs gross, did it come with the scalp or something?
Marloes Eerelman
All egyptians were bald because of hygiene reasons
Shalana Little
They invented everything. Back then others traveled to ancient Kemet (Egypt) to attend their university
Ravi Ray
Before the Egyptians there were no tables, *Harappa and muhan Jo daro - table, dice, cart, pots, musical instruments and so many other things were made during that time period*
Lindsey H
I thought this was supposed to be "strange ways of life the Egyptians practiced" not "things the Egyptians supposedly invented"
Remember Me
Is any of this true?
Bellhel 227
Did they play boiling with mini pyramids Sorry that’s mean Hahaha Oh god I sound so roooooooood
YouTube is cool, some videos are too, This one got me fooled And so were you.
John Goncalves
Video title...14 ways of life Egyptians practiced...thumbnail shows giving birth but the video dont lol
Erin Weston
Great video. Maybe change the title to Egyptian Discoveries? Not really seeing how anything here is "strange". Thank you so much. My students loved it. :)
Kat Mack
The Egyptians we're known for the "egg oven" - an incubator.
Your Grandma
I'm Egyptian Any Egyptians here?🇪🇬🇪🇬
Yasmeen Sayyad
Brain 😫😫?
Hello strange person scrolling down this page.
Alice Willoughby
2:04 - As far as I know, the very best wigs are still made of human hair to this day. 8:55 - I'll bet those eyeliners made of malachite and other weird stuff had a lot to do with the eye infections!
novice Price
Read wilber Smith to get a great view of Egypt. He does a great period stories. River God, warlock, ECT. Give him a try.
Rawaa Ahmed
I'm from Egypt give a like if you too
Mystic Kitty
Well ancient Egyptians invented everything we used today like makeup police tables wigs whatever else
They shaved their heads because of bugs
Lara Syed
roses are red, Violets are blue, i got click-baited and so did you
San Lola
6:22 on the phone it said JHON DOE (ROBLOX)
S.R. Sajeeb
Really they invented toothpaste!? But why don't they use toothpaste now? Several times I experienced a very good looking Egyptian male/female was very nice until they spoke face to face.🤮🤮
Fluffy Marshmallow
Is it really a discovery when u don’t know what u discovered Ofcorse it is if I found a way on how to loose weight in 10 seconds and it worked perfectly I discovered it
J.D. King
Wrong. Lice was the reason for Egyptians shaving their heads not because they were hot.
Nirvana Riva
You did not tell us how they walk but great video🙄😀
omr saleh
I am a very proud egyptian 😁😁🇪🇬🇪🇬 But I live in america just to let you know!!!!!
Well, well. Thing's interesting and amazing here.
You should do a vlog
Keisha Campbell
I don't believe that they ate food with sand in it... these people were highly intelligent.
Romanian Gaming
"Is it really a discovery if you dont know what you discovered" Columbus thought he landed in Japan, or some other east asian island
The Egyptians removed the brain from all during the mummified process.
1:48 person:just watching a movie in egyptian times.......we also ivented movie projectors(sarcasm)
La space Yt
6:21 John Doe is a Roblox hacker
Eric Taylor
Actually BOTH genders, adults and children, shaved all their body hair to prevent lice and fleas. It didn't have much to do with the heat.
Gaming with Makarina
I am Egyption and I have no idea that ancient Egypt was like thst
Kyla Hodge
I say yes they discovered it. They don’t have to have a scientific name to understand that it heals. 👀
Christophe Valiant
The Sumerians invented written language over a thousand years before Egyptians. You need to correct your information.
christine kabbouche
soooo they basically invited EVERYTHING without knowing
KatEMC08 -TheEmeraldMinecart
? there is a picture of birth but no birth is on the lis Why BRIGHT SIDE why?
Avantika Singh
As per me..while doing mummification they took out organs inside the human body and stuffed it with special kind of salt..thats from where the human brain came for those remedies
Taraly Lion
If it wasn't really a discovery then why is Coloumbous so popular in history?🤔🤔
Ahmed El Menoufy
Makes me even proud of my ancient forefathers! 🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬
Jay Ooobay
How rude lol Human Hair wigs are definitely still used today
Have a nice day whoever is reading this.
Litespy Yt
Here how I want to time travel to Egypt time