Ancient Wonders

Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful rulers, had efficiency in mind when his stables were designed and built. Sloping troughs collected horse urine for use as fertilizer. The 3,000-year-old stable complex that housed his hundreds of army horses was excavated recently by German-Egyptian archaeologists northeast of Cairo, on the edge of the Nile Delta. The 18,300-square-foot facility is the

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