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Knowledge in Historical Egypt


The Science and Chemistry of Ancient Egypt The Ancient Egyptian Number System by Caroline Seawright


In ancient Egypt mathematics was used for measuring time, straight lines, the level of the Nile floodings, calculating areas of land, counting money, working out taxes and cooking. Maths was even used in mythology - the Egyptians figured out the numbers of days in the year with their calendar. They were one of the ancient peoples who got it closest to the 'true year', though their mathematical skills. Maths was also used with fantastic results for building tombs, pyramids and other architectural marvels.


The Ancient University of Alexandria (The Mouseion) by Jimmy Dunn


Recently, it has been widely reported that Polish archaeologists have unearthed thirteen lecture halls that once belonged to an ancient Alexandrian University in ancient Egypt. The earliest of these reports quotes Dr. Zahi Hawass, noted Egyptologist and now head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and provides a date of about 30 BC to the discovery. This date corresponds very well with the well known Mouseion, Alexandria's famous ancient University. However, the same reports refer to the classrooms as "Roman-era", which is inconsistent with a date of 30 BC.


Doctors by the Egyptian Government


Doctors were an early profession of this civilization.


Education in Ancient Egypt by Marie Parsons


Just as in modern times, children in ancient Egypt imitated adult behavior. The vast difference lies in the fact that in Egypt, more often than not, the children were learning their eventual trade or occupation by that very imitation. As they grew older, children took on more of the tasks on the farms, the workshops, the vineyards, and acquired practical skills and knowledge from their elders.


Historical Astrology In Egypt by Tour Egypt Staff


Find out how Egypt provided the basis for modern Astrology.


The Invention of the Hospital: A Credit to Islamic Medieval Medicine by Ilene Springer


Many hospitals were developed early during the Islamic era. They were called Bimaristan or Maristan. But the idea of a hospital where the sick could get comprehensive attention was totally adopted by the early Caliphs.


Just What the Doctor Ordered in Ancient Egypt by Ilene Springer


The Egyptians can claim credit for yet another achievement that influences us today: one of the first populations to have practicing physicians. Doctors in Egypt usually went through years of hard training at temple schools in the Various arts of interrogating the patient, inspection or examination, palpation and treatment.


Literature in Ancient Egypt by the Egyptian Government


Ancient Egypt was the source of great works written on papyrus or on the walls of temples, tombs, pyramids, obelisks, portraits and monuments. These works of art succeeded for many centuries. Over time many changes took place; many governments and civilizations, vanished and others appeared, but the ideals of the ancient Egyptian literature persisted even in our age. Medication in Ancient Egypt by the Egyptian Government


The ancient Egyptians used many drugs and medications to fight sickness, often perceived as a struggle between good and evil.


The Nile, the Moon and Sirius: The Ancient Egyptian Calendar by Richard Weninger


The star-sprinkled Egyptian night sky that not only stuns visitors to Egypt was also studied intensely by special temple priests who soon discovered that the appearance of a star they named sepdet (which we know as Sirius) was associated with the beginning of the Nile flood . This was the start of the world's first calendar, invented over 5000 years ago.


Science in Ancient Egypt, Part I by Jimmy Dunn


People looking for hidden knowledge in ancient Egypt are really ignoring the fact that their science that we know of was very advanced.


Science in Ancient Egypt, Part II by Jimmy Dunn


The key to the organization of ancient Egyptian science was the training of the scribes, often in very specialized fields of study.


The Weights and Measures of Ancient Egypt by Jimmy Dunn

An examination of the Great Pyramids of Egypt and other buildings makes it clear that the Egyptians at a very early stage incorporated a measurement system, though really their system of weights and measures was fundamental to all sorts of functions and essential for the smooth running of their bureaucracy. In a system that operated using barter, frequently in bulk commodities, there was certainly a need for standardization. Early tomb scenes record scribes measuring grain, and from the Book of the Dead, scales are clearly depicted, though there the focus of weight is on the heart for the judgment of the dead.


Wisdom Literature and Other Text of Ancient Egypt Revisited by Originally by Marie Parsons,


Revised by Jimmy Dunn Books today categorize various types of literature that have come to us on papyri, ostraka, stelae, tomb paintings, and temple inscriptions. We can read personal letters such as those from Deir el-Medina, Hymns such as those to Thoth, Amun and Ptah, Autobiographies such as those of Weni and Harkhuf, Offering Formulae, and texts that are termed "Wisdom Literature."


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Last Updated: June 12th, 2011