- Nov 2016
The phoeniecian alphabet developed from proto-sinaitic which started (possibly) amongst the slaves of egypt..... i wouldn't consider this a major contribution of the egyptian 'state' itself.Actually part of the Bible, Proverbs, is a direct lift from an ancient Egyptian text, "The Teachings of Amenmope", one of these "books of wisdom" that was an entire genre of literature with the ancient Egyptians.
Also, the entire concept of a happy afterlife, of a paradise after death, is Egyptian. No other ancient civilization and religion had that. It's fundamentally Egyptian, passed on to successor religions.
Alphabetic writing is also down to the Egyptians originally.
How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs
It seems not so much that the Egyptians didn't make an impression, but rather that modern times are fairly bad at recalling it.