Fast Facts about EgyptWithout the Nile River, Egypt would be all desert with no civilization.Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses in hopes ofharmony and peace.Pyramids were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their Queens.A sarcophagus was used as a cofﬁn for mummiﬁed pharaohs. Thesarcophagus was placed inside the tomb of a pyramid. Pyramids come inmany shapes and sizes-there are over 80 that have been found!Ancient Egyptians believed it was important to record and communicateinformation. They invented written scripts! The most famous of allscripts is hieroglyphic.