The world is home to countless cultures and traditions that create a rich global landscape.
Some countries, however, are viewed as having histories richer than most. Egypt takes the No. 1 spot among such countries, according to data from the 2017 Best Countries rankings, a characterization based on a survey of more than 21,000 global citizens. Respondents evaluated 80 countries to determine the richest histories.
In the survey, respondents answered how closely they related each of the 80 countries to the term “has a rich history.” Respondents were given no further specifications of the term, so interpretation of “has a rich history” was left to survey respondents.
The history of ancient Egypt has brought the world tales of mighty pharaohs and cryptic hidden chambers within the country’s Great Pyramid of Giza. Italy and Greece rank behind the land of the Nile with the second and third richest histories, respectively, and Turkey rounded out the top 10. The 10 countries with the richest histories are listed below.
culled from usnews.com