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The Egyptian Invention

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The Egyptians placed great emphasis on family residences, adding small bedrooms as early as 3500 B.C. By 3000 B.C., the Egyptians made ice through evaporation of water at night and then used it to cool their homes. About the same time, they used fans made of palm fronds or papyrus to cool themselves in the day. To light their homes, the Egyptians abandoned the animal-fat lamps humans had used for 50,000 years. Instead, around 1300 B.C., the people of Egypt devised the first oil lamps. Egyptians found great pleasure in playing games. 4300 years ago, or so they created one of the oldest board games known. The game involved racing ivory or stone pieces across a papyrus playing board. By 3065 B.C., Egyptian children played marbles with semi-precious
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