How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World: An Infographic

In a way, we are all a little bit Egyptian.

When we think of ancient Egypt, for most of us, such things as the pyramids of Giza and the great temple of Karnak come to mind. But you might be amazed to find out that the ancient Egyptian legacy extends far beyond these iconic sites, touching almost all aspects of the society we live in today.

Ancient Egyptian inventions have survived thousands of years. From clocks and calendars to modern beauty regimes.
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Cover Photo, Top Left: View of the Giza pyramids. Micetta, Wikimedia Commons


Popular Archaeology will be co-hosting a March, 2017 study tour of Holy Land sites. Locations will include archaeological sites from Tel Dan in the north to Biblical Tamar in the desert south of the Dead Sea, and will include such places as the iconic sites in and around the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem, Qumran (near the Dead Sea scroll caves), Masada, and an optional stay inside Jerusalem’s Old City walls for an up-close-and-personal experience of the ambience within the Old City. More information about this opportunity can be obtained at the tour page.