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Questions tagged [egypt]

for questions about claims based in Egypt, or limited in Egypt.

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Did 120,000 Egyptians die building the Suez Canal?

According to wikipedia > Gamal_Abdel_Nasser#Nationalization_of_the_Suez_Canal (current revision), on 26 July 1956, Nasser gave a speech in which he claimed 120,000 Egyptians died during the ...
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Does the following banner mandate wearing a hijab in an Egyptian school?

This article claims the following banner mandates the hijab (an Islamic head-cover) and it was posted outside Egyptian schools. A banner mandating the ‘hijab’ has been posted outside ...
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Has Egypt sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia?

Claim: Poland's defense minister Antoni Macierewicz says he believes Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1. Associated Press, 21/Oct/2016: Antoni ...
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Is there an alignment between Giza pyramid complex and Orion's Belt?

The following pictures which are circulating online: There is no original source of these images which I could found, but you can try reverse image lookup to find the copies of it. Are these ...
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Have edible jars of honey been found in thousand-year-old Egyptian tombs?

A recent xkcd contains the claim that honey has a shelf life that's so long that edible jars of honey have been found in Egyptian tombs several thousand years old. Image taken from http://www.xkcd....
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Is it true that 4th century Christians “destroyed all they could reach of ancient learning”?

On page 19 of Mathematics for the Nonmathematician, mathematician Morris Kline claims that: In 313 A.D. Rome legalized Christianity and, under the emperor Theodosius (379-395), adopted it as the ...
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Did Herodotus call Egypt the “Gift Of The Nile”?

The history site, Mr Dowling says: About 450BCE, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river....
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Was the Sphynx at Giza originally carved with an eagle head? [duplicate]

I think perhaps the Anubis theory does not have the substance of the mythological griffin that is found in ancient Crete.
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Did the Hebrew exodus from Egypt ever happen?

The Book of Exodus describes a movement of the Hebrews from Egypt, through the desert, and into the Palestine/Israel region. It also describes a number miracles, such as the ten plagues and the ...
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Did ancient Egyptians look white?

From Rupert Murdoch's twitter account (906 retweets, 205 favorites, with a tweet criticising it getting 50 retweets and 56 favorites) Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when ...
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Do hieroglyphs in Egypt depict aircraft?

In the article, Impossible? 3,000 Year-Old Hieroglyphics Depict Modern Day Technology! Markings of the Fallen Angels?, they claim that there are aircraft depicted in 3000-year-old Egypt hieroglyphs: ...
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Do magicians in Egypt turn sticks into snakes?

Rabbi Lawrence Keleman in his book Permission to Receive states that Egyptian magicians today (or when the study it was based on was published in 1960) do a similar stick-snake trick as in the Book of ...
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Did British officers in Egypt use Indian soldiers to translate all radio messages into Hindustani?

I'm not entirely sure how notable this claim is. But a popular Tweeter named WW2 Tweets from 1941 made the following claim: British officers in Egypt now using their Indian soldiers to translate ...
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Did the Ancient Egyptians use twenty-sided dice?

Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time Many centuries before Dungeons & Dragons was even a glimmer in the eye of Gary Gygax, ancient Egyptians were rolling a d20 die. Metropolitan ...
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Were the Egyptian pyramids wireless power stations?

This video states many claims, among others: the pyramids were built to create "wireless electricity" electricity was created by "aquifers" - some mechanism based on water flowing underground "...
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Did ancient people have flying vehicles?

I watched this documentary, but I am doubtful of the evidence that they are using and their claims. Ancient Aliens Season 1 Episode 2 The documentary uses ancient relics and evidences to try to ...
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How did the ancient Egyptians lift 700 tonne stones?

In the middle of the desert in Egypt, the statue of Amenhotep III is estimated to weigh approximately 700 metric tonnes and was moved over 700 km. The pieces that were carved from the mountain that ...
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Does “Israel” mean “Exiled for their sins”?

Joseph Davidovits claims that the word "iisii-r-iar", "ysrỉar" or however you want to transcribe it, that appears on the Merneptah Stele is an Egyptian phrase meaning "those who are exiled for their ...
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Is “Jesus” based on the Egyptian sun god Horus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Claimed similarities between Jesus Christ and Horus and other Gods I've seen and read a lot of information about this. Take this article for example, and this video. I ...
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Cocaine mummies?

Apparently traces of cocaine were found on Egyptian mummies. Given that the coca plant only grew in South America prior to Columbus, could this indicate the ancient Egyptians had contact with the New ...
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Is it possible to reliably examine if a girl is a virgin?

Amnesty International wants the Egyptian military to stop the practice of rounding up all the female protesters to investigate if their hymens are unbroken as a virginity check: An Amnesty ...
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Was the Great Sphinx of Giza originally an Anubis?

Does Robert Temple's book The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis have any support in the academic community? For those of you unfamiliar with his theory, here's a quote ...