Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. Continue reading

The Egyptians Cultivated Barley

The Egyptians have been cultivating Barley since circa 4000 BCE, Using it as animal feed and in brewing of beer. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading

First Egyptian Physician

Imhotep, the physician built the Step Pyramid for King Zoser circa 2650 BCE Continue reading

St. Anthony of Egypt

St. Anthony of Egypt, a Christian monk from circa 286 CE to 305 lived alone on the mountain Pispir (now called Dayr al-Maymun) in the Egyptian desert, Continue reading

Catopithecus Was Apes First Ancestor

Catopithecus, a lemur-like animal is believed to be the ancient ancestor of apes, monkeys, and humans, which lived in northern Africa approximately 36 million years ago. Continue reading

Egyptian Druze Religion

Imam Hamzah ibn Ali founded the Druze (or Druse) religion in Cairo, Egypt in 1071. Continue reading

Egyptian Worship of Osiris

The first Egyptiian deity, Osiris was offered divine judgment and salvation by his followers. Continue reading

Egyptian Begin Turquoise Mining

Egyptians began turquoise mining operations of the Sinai peninsula before 3400 BCE. Continue reading

Copper Statue of Pharaoh Pepy I of Egypt Discovered

Archeologists discovered a copper statue of Pharaoh Pepy I of Egypt, in the 1890’s dating back to 2300 BCE. Continue reading