Tell Me About Egypt
Egypt is a country in northeast Africa continent. (A continent is a very large land on Earth. There are 7 continents in the world, ordered from largest to smallest, they are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.)
Egypt has about 90 million people and mostly live in areas around the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and along the Nile River because a large part of the country is desert. A desert is a very dry land with very little rain.
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Part of the Fertile Crescent
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The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region where the land is moist and fertile. These lands are watered by important rivers: Nile, Jordan, Euphrates and Tigris.The region is often called “the cradle of civilisation” because some of the earliest human civilisations were found there with evidence of writing, formation of cities, religion and central government. As seen in the map, Egypt is part of this cradle of civilisation. It was prosperous because the Nile river provided good crops for the Egyptians. The Egyptians created a way of writing using hieroglyphs, built huge temples and pyramid tombs, traded with other areas, and had a powerful army. They worshipped many gods, and its priests were powerful and rich. Their rulers, called Pharaohs, were thought to be deities.
The Bible – Fact or Fiction?
In Genesis Chapter 1 and 2, we read about river Tigris, river Euphrates and the Garden of Eden. In the story of Noah, we read about Mount Ararat which is in Turkey. In the book of Exodus, we read about Ancient Egypt. Archaeologist have found evidence of early civilisation in these region and has called it the fertile crescent.
When I was a child, I love to read about Mythology. They are the most interesting stories. Many of these, of course, are not true. I love to read the bible too because it is full of such stories as well. However, when I began my history lesson in secondary school, I was amazed to find that what was written in the bible were not mystical stories. Whatever was written in the bible matches the findings of archaeologist and historians. The names of many of those places are in existence today. River Tigris and River Euphrates still exist in the Atlas I used in my Geography class. Isn’t that amazing?
Child, do you know that all scriptures are God-breathed? The first five books, though recorded by Moses, are actually narrated by our LORD God.