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Ancient Egyptian Inventions

The ancient Egyptian period is very famous for its mummies, pharaohs, and the pyramids but during this time a large number of inventions were also made which are still used in our daily lives. In fact, many such ancient Egyptian inventions play an important part in many people's everyday life. Egypt has a long history that dates back thousands of years and even before the country was ruled by the Romans, Egyptians contributed to making inventions that proved very useful to all. There were a large number of inventions known in ancient Egypt, some of which became very famous while still others remained almost unknown. 

List of Inventions From Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Inventions

  • Black Ink
  • First Ox-Drawn Plows
  • 365-Day Calendar and Leap Year
  • Paper
  • First Triangular Shaped Pyramids
  • Organized labor
  • Hieroglyphics as an early system of writing
  • Sails
  • Wigs
  • Sun calendar
  • Water clock
  • Surgical Instruments
  • The Pyramids
  • Solar Calendar

More About Ancient Egyptian Inventions

Ancient Egyptian Inventions

Black ink, many inks, and dyes were invented in Egypt. The quality of these inks and paints was so high that illustrations and pictures containing them can still be seen on the walls of the monuments almost thousands of years after they were made. An early writing system recognized worldwide was also invented in Egypt, as it was made from the fiber of papyrus plants.
Another well-known invention in Egypt is the ox-driven plow, invented around 2500 B.C. A plow required skilled metalwork. Even when a large part of Egypt was a desert, Egyptians managed to make plows, which were used to cultivate the sweeping desert lands. The soil was favorable for growing wheat and many vegetables, especially in areas inundated by the Nile. These plows made farming much more profitable and more accessible for people at the time.
Another trendy invention is the invention of not just the modern 365-day calendar but the concept of a leap year as well. The passage of time in ancient Egypt was recorded and marked using the lunar calendar. Still, Egyptians developed a solar calendar based on twelve months of 30 days, each having five days extra. Also, the idea of a leap year was developed by ancient Egyptians in which one extra day was added after every fourth year, which was invented in 238 B.C.
Inventions in ancient Egypt were valuable not just to the people of that time but also revolutionized how we do things even today. The stories of this era were surprising and genuinely illustrated the ingenuity of people who understood things that have helped change the Earth and the solar system.

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