According to recent DNA tests King Tut's parents were brother and sister.

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Old Egyptians used slabs of stones as pillows to sleep.

The shape of ancient Egyptian pyramids is thought to have been inspired by the spreading rays of the sun.

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The tall glass pyramid that stands outside the famous Louvre museum was built as a tribute to the ancient Egyptians.

Historians believe, the old Egyptians were the first civilisation to keep cattle.

Ancient Egyptians included toilets in their tombs.

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Just 150 years ago, Americans and Europeans strongly believed that Egyptian mummies had high healing power. They applied powdered mummy on their skin for all kinds of diseases.

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Ancient Egyptians maintained good flood records on the Nile that scientists today use their data to understand rainfall patterns better.

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Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Pepi II had a clever technique for keeping flies away – he smeared honey on nearby slaves so the flies would annoy them instead.

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Egyptian medicine used 16 different types of poo in its ingredients, including fly droppings, crocodile dung, and human waste. A cure for a burn was to smear the skin in manure.

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