ancient egypt
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Things About Ancient Egypt That Still Can’t Be Explained

There are things about ancient Egypt that still can’t be explained. Few civilizations have a more mysterious reputation than ancient Egypt. But the point of a mystery is to solve it, and over the years we’ve researched and studied our way…

egyptian taxes heavy
Posted in Cool Reads Oddities

You Think Taxes Are Bad? They Were Heavier in Ancient Egypt

Tax day is never fun, but you can take solace in a new finding: A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is literally heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 pounds…