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Could You Survive In Ancient Egypt?

Could You Survive In Ancient Egypt?


Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. We’ve taken a few trips now back into the
past to see what life was like in different places at different times. How about we spin the Deblocked wheel and
see where we go next? Alright, and it’s… Mars in the year 2500? Oh no, no, no, no! I don’t think they’re ready to see that
just yet. Let’s pick… ancient Egypt instead! There we go, that was a highly requested one,
we’ll do that. So, how hard would it have been for you to
survive back in ancient Egypt? Well it turns out it was pretty darn difficult. There were a bunch of diseases and other dangers
that people had to deal with. Oddly enough, many of those dangers came from
something that, in a lot of ways, allowed life to flourish. I’m talking about the Nile River. The Nile River was a cornerstone of ancient
Egyptian life, allowing people to settle down and base their lives around farming, agriculture,
and some fishing rather than having to roam the lands. Hey, Karen, go hunt and gather somewhere else! Mine! But the river came with some pretty significant
drawbacks. If you interacted with the water, you could
come in contact with some pretty nasty parasites. One such parasite was the Schistosoma worm,
which could enter a human host through their extremities and lay eggs in their bloodstream,
causing some serious damage as the worms travelled through their internal organs. Wow ! Wow ! Sorry, just had to pause for a
second. Wow! Another major issue, especially near the water,
was malaria, which can cause flu-like symptoms and lead to death if left untreated. Oh yeah, and you better watch out for those
crocodiles, too! And, if you were a servant, you’d also have
to worry about the life of your ruler as well, because if they died, you might have been
sacrificed and buried along with them! In the earlier times of ancient Egypt, some
of a ruler’s chosen servants were buried with them around their tomb, which was seen
as a high privilege. Later down the line, they switched over to
statues or models of the servants instead. To help themselves out against some of these
dangers, people back in ancient Egypt placed a pretty high importance on amulets. Amulets were charms or jewelry, that had a
very symbolic meaning and were believed to have magical or protective properties. That supposed magical power came, in part,
from what the amulet looked like — its shape, color, and what it was made out of. Many of the amulets looked like animals or
gods. And I don’t really know how well they protected
people, but, hey, if you didn’t survive, they also used amulets for people who died
and were mummified, believed to help them out in the afterlife. What’s really interesting is that researchers
believe that some of their practices back then actually did have some science-backed
means of protection to the dangers of the time. A 2010 study found that ancient Egyptians’
iconic black eye makeup, which was thought to summon the power of the gods to help ward
off illness, had antibacterial properties that helped fend off infections. The makeup was lead-based, and since lead
can be toxic, the researchers argue that the makeup could have killed-off bacteria and
may have helped further prevent and treat eye illnesses by promoting the action of immune
cells. It’s pretty neat! You shouldn’t try this today though. Since lead poisoning is very dangerous, the
cons really outweigh the pros on this one. So all in all, life was pretty tough back
in ancient Egypt. I think we should all go to Mars in 2500 and
get a level 3 mind massage… I’m telling you, they work wonders! So is there a time period or a place that
you want me to travel to next? Let me know in the comment section below and
your suggestion could be a future episode of Deblocked. Curious to know what you would need to do
to survive trapped on the International Space Station? Check out this video! Well, it would probably depend a lot on how
many people you had up there with you. The more people, the more you’ll be consuming
your resources. As always my name is Blocko! This has been Life Noggin! Don’t forget to keep on thinking.

Comments (100)

  1. go to future mars

  2. Could you survive the Cretaceous period north amirica

  3. Go tell that to Ridley Scott , according to him and that demon in human form , Rupert Murdoch , ancient Egyptians were white , lol , can you imagine ? , skin cancer galore lmao .

  4. #Dearblocko please do a video on what if we could fly

  5. What will happen between now and 1 millions years?

  6. Egyptians only sacrificed their servants in Predinastic and Early Dynastic period.

  7. The statues of the servants were called habits.

  8. One word. C A T S

  9. it would be easy to survive alone in egypt as long as you are near the nile

  10. life in 9000 years from now

  11. The Nile river was outside my hotel on holiday.

    Plus now I have some news to share with my class cuz we are doing ancient Egypt for our history this year

  12. The reasons I decided to watch this video is because:

    1:I love blocko

    2:this is very interesting

    3:I’m English but I was born in Egypt

  13. Can u do deblocked could you survive 1800s. in 1899 there was a disease callled turburculoisis. Turburculoisis is contageus through koffing its worse than any other disease out there TB goes in ur lungs and clashes together with the polmanaryalfeolus and ur lung branche branches and make u cough up blood and feel weak and tierd and eventually die

  14. I am egyptian! I love my country

  15. nah I would die of third degree sunburn the moment I stepped out of the shadows

  16. nope.. don't need a video to answer that

  17. Have i just noticed now that the island is a brain with grass on top

  18. a nazi prison camp

  19. #dearblocko how do people find out about dinosaurs

  20. #Dear Blocko Why do we or any life Get scared

  21. #dearblocko
    Go to ancient China
    P. S. If you mention this comment please keep me anonymous

  22. Assasins's creed flashback

  23. Can you please travel to back to the age of dinosaurs? My whole family loves your videos!! Especially my 9 year-old daughter.

  24. According to in episode of Cobra Kai dinosaurs built the pyramids ?

  25. Can you go to the senter of the earth

  26. Can you go to world war 2 please

  27. The Boston Massacre… ;-;

  28. I would love to see an episode on Bodie California

  29. Next, go to World War I

  30. Hey you should go into my system (it's weird but you have more education)

  31. Could you please do the time when Jesus was here

  32. Travel to mars in year 2050

  33. Could you survive the trenches in ww1

  34. Dinosaur the first time

  35. but I live in Egypt

  36. i want to see the day when the Watergate scandal happend

  37. When he said amulet I thought of the book called amulet

  38. WW2 seems interesting

  39. I’d die from third degree sunburn before anything

  40. Mmmmmmaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssss ⬅️ Mars.

  41. DO THE MARS ONE!!!
    DO THE MARS ONE!!!
    DO IT NNNNNOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. You should do what it would be like in nazi occupied Europe

  43. Hey blocko I eat a small piece of plastic and can you tell me what will happen to me

  44. Who else is watching 3019??!

  45. ?+?=Primiads for the Egyptians

  46. Pls make part 6 7 8 9 and 10 pls #deblocked6789and10

  47. I have a necklace that has a godess!

  48. Maybe lets the 19s no the 100s

    Hint t rex

  49. I live in modern Egypt and i already cannot survive.

  50. Could you survive the wild west

  51. do mars do mars do mars do mars do mars in 9999999999999999999999999999999

  52. How about Arizona in the year 1846?

  53. Travel to China America the Atlantic Ocean and then Mars 2015

  54. Can u go to the Wild West ?

  55. #dearblocko when are you going to Nigeria ??

  56. maybe ''afterlife,,

  57. du the wild west pls 😀

  58. I am doing recirsh on malaria can you make a video of malaria

  59. Can you do either WW1 or WW2 or Civil War? They interest me a lot. Thanks ?

  60. Hey that means you will be in bible time

  61. hey what about future mars

  62. Can you make a video about intestinal parasites? Like pinworms and hookworms and how to prevent and how you get it

  63. Who else wanna see future Mars ?

  64. I know this comment doesn't align with the video, but let's do this. Every time you see someone begging for likes (on YouTube, of course), report them for spam! Copy and paste this comment on this video or different videos. I don't want credit, just wanna make a change ?

  65. I know this comment doesn't align with the video, but let's do this. Every time you see someone begging for likes (on YouTube, of course), report them for spam! Copy and paste this comment on this video or different videos. I don't want credit, just wanna make a change ?

  66. I know this comment doesn't align with the video, but let's do this. Every time you see someone begging for likes (on YouTube, of course), report them for spam! Copy and paste this comment on this video or different videos. I don't want credit, just wanna make a change ?

  67. Dearblocko can we see the Civiel war pls

  68. My social studies teachet put this video on

  69. Hey Karen go hunt somewhere else, mine

  70. Everybody gangsta till Anubis feeds yo heart to a crocodile lookin dude

  71. I am learning about this.

  72. Ooh! Can you go back in time to the aztecs?

  73. Africa in the 1950's

  74. ##############?im a dragon

  75. Ew lay eggs worms i hate crocs

  76. Hey blocko i dare you to be wierd to people you like or friends with

  77. Aztec or Inca civilization..?

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