A collection of unusual history trivia and facts, focusing on early history.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Its All Greek to Me
If you check the word origin of the names for Egyptian structures, such as sphinx, pyramid, and obelisk, you will find that the words are of Greek origin. This is because the first person to describe them was Greek history and travel writer Herodotus, writing in the 5th century B.C. He traveled to Egypt and described all he had seen there in a book written in Greek for a Greek audience.