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Why did the Ancient Egyptians suffer from toothache?

Why did the Ancient Egyptians suffer from toothache?
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Key Info
  • Why did the Ancient Egyptians suffer from toothache?
  • Duration: 2:30
  • The presenters are on a quest to resolve the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians. Why did the ancient Egyptians suffer from toothache? Jamie explains how the desert wind blew sand into the dough when they made bread. This ground down their teeth and caused toothache. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Egyptians

  • Keywords: Toothache, bread, ancient Egypt, dough, sand, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Explain to students the reason why the ancient Egyptians had toothache to prompt classroom discussion.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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