Why was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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What country invented the mirror?

The world’s oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old.

Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze.

Metals (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading

Africa’s richest countries

In modern statistics, the country’s wealth is considered to be based on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per year.

According to this indicator, Equatorial Guinea occupies the first position in Africa, its GDP is $18,387 per person, thanks to the huge volume of oil exports. In second place – Botswana ($15449), his wealth she owes the diamond fields. And in third place is Gabon ($14,865), where a lot of manganese ore is extracted. Continue reading

Why is the Black sea called black?
There is no single and fully reliable version on this subject. According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy…

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Why do Japanese and Chinese have narrow eyes?
To begin with, let's clarify: the eyes of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and other representatives of the Mongoloid race, in General, are the same shape as people of other nationalities and…

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Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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What is the richest country in the world?
Oddly enough, the richest countries in the world are not the largest, but rather the opposite. What is the richest country in the world? According to the International monetary Fund,…

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