Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte (French: [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Continue reading

First Egyptian Newspaper

Al-Wagai al-Misriyah was the first Egyptian newspaper, founded in 1828.
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Rosetta Stone found in Egypt

Egyptian archeological digs were performed by a group of French scholars, historians, engineers, and surveyors as members of Napoleon Bonaparte’s invading army in 1798. Continue reading

Scientists in the Armed Forces

Scientists were members French Army's Commission of Science and Arts under Napoleon Bonaparte that conquered Egypt in 1798. Continue reading

Ink was Invented by the Egyptians

Sometime in 2700 BCE, the Egyptians invented ink from carbon soot mixed with gelatin from boiled animal hides, the mixture was formed into sticks of ink and then liquefied in water as needed. Continue reading

Yasser Arafat

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A Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel

Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel was the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, signed on September 18, 1978, by Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat at Camp David, near Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Ball game appears on a fresco painting

On the walls of Beni Hasan, Egypt, a rock tomb from the Twelfth dynasty (circa 1900 BCE) a depiction of a ball game appears on a fresco painting. Continue reading

First Firefighting equipment was a large syringes

Firefighting in one form or another has been round for over 2000 years… A rich history for those who wish to learn more about firefighting.
Firefighting in Alexandria, Egypt, circa 100 BCE, was in the form of large, water-filled syringes.

Date:
      100 BCE
Location:
      Alexandria, Egypt


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Concept of a 24H day – its an Egyptian thing

Even thought it was the Egyptians that invented the 24 hour day around 3500 BCE, Continue reading