Archaeologists In Egypt Have Uncovered A Shipwreck That May Unravel A 2,500-Year-Old Mystery

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Indeed, Egyptian dental practices were advanced compared to other cultures of the time, though they were not as successful as other areas of medicine. Furthermore, though a belief in magic governed many treatments, the Egyptians still displayed excellent knowledge of anatomy. They also used honey in their medicines, which has since been proven to have anti-bacterial properties.

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Meanwhile, the irrigation techniques developed for farming in Ancient Egypt were so successful that they were copied in Greek and Roman society. Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras would also travel to Egypt to learn from priests and scholars there. And Math in the latter country was used in everything from engineering and medicine, to taxation and record-keeping.

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Other Egyptian innovations that spread to Greece and the rest of the world included both the first paper and the first black ink. For its part, paper was made from the papyrus plant, while early inks came from beeswax, soot and vegetable gum. Different minerals were added to make different colors, and pens were made from reeds with a split nib. And naturally, this led to advances in writing and recording.

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