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Egypt Travel: Nile River Sailboat Cruise

Posted by Steve Collins on

The Nile River is the central artery of Egypt. It is the sole source of drinking water and brings fertilization to the fields with the rich silt carried from deep inside Africa. The Nile is a major transportation corridor, ferrying people between the east bank and the west bank and facilitating commercial barge movement. But even with all that traffic, it is also the place where sailboats and motorboats cruise while filled with locals and tourists enjoying the sights.   In Cairo, the noise, traffic, sand, dirt, hustle-bustle and general commotion gets left behind the minute you depart from the...

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Hieroglyphs: What was an Ancient Egyptian Scribe?

Posted by Discoveries Inc. on

In ancient Egypt, scribes were the select people who learned to read and write. Since not everyone could read and write, the scribes had to go to a special school where they learned the hieroglyphic and hieratic scripts. The scripts were challenging and they spent many years in this process. Scribes generally wrote on papyrus with reed brushes dipped in ink. One of the most famous scribes was called Imhotep. Imhotep was the architect of the Egyptian Pharaoh Djoser and was said to be responsible for the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. Our statue was made to honor the scribes in ancient Egyptian...

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