Ancient painting of from the historical times of Egypt.

Ancient History Trivia Fun Facts

A very interesting topic at school and in many latest movies is ancient history.

Many are amazed to know what life was like in the ancient past: how they thrived despite the lack of modern technology. Read more about their lives in our fun facts.

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When people think of mummies, Egypt readily comes to mind. But findings place the Chinchorro of Chile as the ones who began mummifying the dead much earlier (2000 years or so!) than the Egyptians.

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This ancient civilization believed people were from corn (maize). In their myths, different colors of corn formed different body parts: red for blood, white for bones, yellow for muscles, black for hair and eyes.

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When the explorers reached Central and South America, they discovered the natives farmed and ate peanuts. They also grounded roasted peanuts into an edible paste. Although the Europeans did like them, peanut butter wasn't patented until 1884.

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Mayans cultivated bees, considering them sacred. Some even had them as pets. One of their gods was a bee god. Aside from giving honey, they used the wax as torch fuel.

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Sushruta was from India. His medical techniques, which included detailed descriptions of surgery, were documented. Hundreds of years later, the methods entered Europe, where it attracted the attention of British physicians who visited India to learn more.

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Sudan has the most with 220 Nubian pyramids. Though much smaller and younger than Egypt's pyramids, they are still impressive ancient works. They were built as tombs for the monarchy.

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Although the Babylonians led to the spread of the system, the system came from the Sumerians. Aside from time (60-seconds in a minute), this number system is used in geographic coordinates and for geometric angles.

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Chang Heng of China (a country beset with earthquakes) first created such a device. It was described as a metallic jar with eight dragons around it, spaced to indicate the direction of a quake's epicenter.

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At around 221 BC, the emperor of the Qin dynasty began construction of this formidable barrier. The succeeding dynasties built upon it, increasing the Great Wall's length. Unfortunately, very little of the Qin dynasty's wall remains.

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Dwarves in the earlier era of Ancient Egypt were honored since Egyptians at the time thought they had special powers. They even had quite a few dwarven gods.