Facts about Ancient Egypt…

1) Both Egyptian men and women wore makeup. The eye-paint was usually green (made from copper) or black (made from lead). As well as offering protection from the sun, the Egyptians believed makeup had magical healing powers, too!

2) Unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for 1.6km. Yikes!

3) Love playing boardgames with your pals? Well, gang – so did the Ancient Egyptians! One popular game was ‘Senet’, which was played for over 2000 years! The game involved throwing sticks (in the same way we throw dice) to see how many squares to move your piece forward on the board.

To see more: http://www.ngkids.co.uk/did-you-know/Ten-Facts-about-Ancient-Egypt

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