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25 06, 2017

What is basalt? Igneous rock

By |2019-02-10T14:53:51-07:00June 25th, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Where does basalt come from? Basalt is a fine-grained, hard rock that forms when bits of lava shoot out of volcanoes, so it's one kind of igneous rock. Igneous rocks Volcanoes All our geology articles What is basalt made of? Early Stone Age basalt choppers from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) When the lava cools [...]

18 06, 2017

Did ancient Egyptians go to school?

By |2019-09-13T06:57:52-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|12 Comments

Egyptian schools taught people how to be scribes Did girls go to school in ancient Egypt? There were schools in ancient Egypt, but hardly anyone went to them. Even though Egyptian girls in general were equal to boys under the law and could inherit land, girls weren't allowed to go to Egyptian schools [...]

14 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian games: play and toys in ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-10T06:51:22-07:00June 14th, 2017|Egypt|24 Comments

Ancient Egyptian games:  knucklebones Egyptian board games: senet and mancala Ancient Egyptian games were a lot like some games people still play today. Some Egyptian games were traditional African games. (More about African games) The Egyptians learned other games from their West Asian neighbors. (More about West Asian games) People in ancient Egypt played [...]

12 06, 2017

Ancient Economy – Simple economic history

By |2018-04-19T11:10:59-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

Ancient economy: a bone sickle - the flint teeth are missing now Trade or self-sufficiency? Even today experts don't really understand how economics works. Historians also disagree about how economics worked in antiquity and in the middle ages. Some historians think that long ago most people were self-sufficient. They ate and wore mostly [...]