Egypt - Egypt


10 interesting things about Egypt

1. Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world.

2. The formal name of Egypt is the Arab Republic of Egypt.

3. Approximately 90% of Egyptians are Muslim (primarily Sunni), 9% are Coptic, and 1% is Christian.

4. Pharaoh Pepi II (2246-2152 B.C.) had the longest reign in history—94 years. He became Egypt’s king when he was only 6 years old.

5. Pharaoh Pepi II allegedly would smear naked slaves with honey to attract flies away from him.

6. The literacy rate for Egyptian men is 83% and 59.4% for women

7. On average, only an inch of rain falls in Egypt per year.

8. In France, a glass pyramid stands outside the famous Louvre museum as a tribute to the ancient Egyptians and their amazing world.

9. Fly swatters made from giraffe tails were a popular fashion item in ancient Egypt.

10. The Great Pyramid at Giza has vents pointing to the constellation of Orion so the mummy’s spirit could fly straight up to the gods.