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20 Things You May Not Know About Africa But Really Should

Africa, African contributions to medicine, African harpoons, African Inventions, African ruins, ancient african civilizations, Ancient African mansions, ancient egypt, Ancient Kenya, ancient water purifiers, Benin art, carthage, checks in Ancient Ghana, Editor's Picks, Ethiopia, Facts about Africa, gold mining in Africa, Ishango Bone, Kanem-Borno, Kenyan observatory, Lake Edward, Largest African cities, List, Mali, planned Egyptian city, Urbanized African civilizations, walled cities in African, West African scholars -

20 Things You May Not Know About Africa But Really Should

Kahun

The World’s First Planned City Was in Egypt

An Egyptian city called Kahun was the world’s first planned city. Plans for the city divided it into two sections. While wealthier residents lived on one side of the city, the other part housed “ordinary people” who did not have as much wealth. The city also featured a system of stone gutters that ran through the center of every street.

 

Drainage system

Ancient Egyptians Mastered Sewage and Drainage Systems

When most people think of ancient cities of any kind, they automatically eliminate the luxuries we are used to today. While ancient Egypt certainly didn’t have complex sewage systems that people are accustomed to now, this ancient civilization had already developed an efficient sewage and drainage system that served as evidence of the value they placed on cleanliness. An American urban planner noted the “great importance” that ancient Egyptians placed on cleanliness, especially in a city known as Amarna. “Toilets and sewers were in use to dispose waste,” the planner noted. “Soap was made for washing the body. Perfumer and essences were popular against body odor. A solution of natron was used to keep insects from houses…. Amarna may have been the first planned ‘garden city.’” According to historians, ancient Egyptians were “pretty adept with drainage construction” by 2500 B.C.


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