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Math Puzzles’ Oldest Ancestors Took Form on Egyptian Papyrus

Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. This document is one of the main sources of our knowledge of Egyptian mathematics. It dates from around 1650 BC, but the scribe Ahmes states that he copied it from an earlier document dating from the XII-th dynasty - around 1800 BC. It begins as follows:

Day 38 – The first recorded plant collectors were the soldiers in the army of Thothmes III, Pharoh of Egypt, 3,500 years ago. In the temple of Karnak thses soldiers are depicted bringing back 300 plants as booty from Syria.


This is (above and below pictures) the oldest record of a Martial Arts system of training recorded. Dated pre 2,000 BCE Kemet (ancient Egypt).


Neferkara I (also Neferka and, alternatively, Aaka) is the cartouche name of a king (pharaoh) who is said to have ruled during the 2nd dynasty of Ancient Egypt. The exact length of his reign is unknown since the Turin canon lacks the years of rulership and the ancient Greek historian Manetho suggests that Neferkara´s reign lasted 25 years

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Surprising Facts About the Boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamun

Facts About King Tut -Often described as the 'Boy King of Egypt', King Tutankhamun ruled the empire for a very short term. It is believed that his reign was too short and uneventful to leave a mark in the history of ancient Egypt. However, with the discovery of his tomb and its fabulous treasures, the Pharaoh's name became famous overnight. The 3000-year-old mummy was the only clue to the life and death of King Tutankhamun