10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

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There may be no greater tribute to a societys ingenuity and vision than Egypts Great Pyramid of Giza. Originally standing 481 feet (147 meters) tall, the Great Pyramid towers over monuments like the Statue of Liberty and Big Ben [source:PBS]. Of course, thepyramidsare only part of ancient Egypts legacy.

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Sure, the Great Pyramid is magnificent, but ancient Egyptians can take credit for a whole lot more than that. See morepictures of famous landmarks.

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Over the thousands of yearsancient Egyptiansthrived, they ushered in perhaps the most advanced civilization the world had ever known, and many of the fixtures of their society are still commonplace. For instance,Egyptian womendonned ornate jewelry and wigs, the men boxed, fenced and wrestled for sport and the children played with board games, dolls and other toys. They also thrived as inventors, and, as youll see in this list of five amazing Egyptian inventions, their creations changed everything from fashion to agriculture so drastically that we still see their influence today.

10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

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