Egypt’s ancient culture is one of the most popular and well-preserved in the world, and it is one of the most visited tourist destinations due to the pyramids and the wealth of historical antiquities found there.In addition, there are thousands of Egyptian artifacts on display in museums across the world, which have been seen by millions.
A popular idea is that ancient people in the past were more primitive or less intelligent.
And since the mainstream dates assigned to Egyptian history go back over 7,000 years (around 5,000 ) to alleged ‘proto-dynastic’ and ‘pre-dynastic’ periods, many wonder how Egyptian culture became so advanced, so quickly.
In some part, this seeming mystery is due to the overwhelming belief in evolution, and mankind’s slow rise from an alleged Stone Age culture.
In contrast, the Bible implies that people were intelligent from the very beginning of creation.
Photo by Gary Bates At the Hippodrome of Constantinople in what is now known as Istanbul, Turkey, one can see an ancient Egyptian obelisk from the reign of Thutmoses III.
It was re-erected by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4 Some of the reasons that people have for being fascinated with Egypt are a little misplaced.Egypt is mentioned 291 times in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) and 79 times in the book of Genesis alone.Egypt’s culture was preoccupied with death and the afterlife, which motivated them to produce many artifacts, many of which were subsequently preserved due to the coincidence of an extraordinarily hot and dry climate.As such, Egypt developed a massive industry on dealing with death, and it became the pivotal part of their culture.Most would be familiar with iconic famous sites like the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure on the Giza Plateau near Cairo and the Valley of the Kings near Luxor.The mention of Tubal-Cain in Genesis indicates that people were forging metals within several generations after Adam.