River Nile

10 facts about Egypt and Jordan

Here is a list of interesting facts every passenger should know before travelling to Egypt and Jordan:

1. Egypt’s Nile River is the world’s longest, stretching 6,670 kilometres.

2. One inch of rainfall is the average each year in Egypt.

3. Ramses II, considered the greatest Pharaoh, had 90 children.

4. The lowest point on earth is located on the surface of the Dead Sea (more than 400 metres below sea level).

5. More than 700 Egyptian hieroglyphs were developed around 3000 BC.

6. Amman has no “East side” or “West side”. Directions are given based on “Jabals” (hills) and span over 19 of them.

7. The first pyramid made out of stone was built in 2650 BC.

8. Egyptians invented the first calendar known to use a year of 365 days.

9. The Dead Sea is 10 times saltier than the ocean.

10. There are about 110 pyramids currently discovered in Egypt.

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