This essay was a test I did in 2011 ( I was eleven years old), for my english and history classes combined. I received one hundred percent. As you will probably tell, I write a lot better now, however because I used pre-writing I did a good job. I have not altered any of the content or the writing style. This is the original. Enjoy!
Ikhnaton was the most incredible pharaoh of Egypt, because of his intention of establishing monotheism, the worship of one god alone. Egypt at that time worshiped many gods. The result of Ikhnaton’s doings began an uproar in Egyptian life.
In southern Greece, from around the year 5000 – 1100 B.C., there bloomed a civilization called Mycenae. When German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered, on the banks of Turkey, in the late 19th century, ancient Troy, he went further and excavated grave sites in Mycenae to uncover the burial mask of Agamemnon, the mythical Mycenaean king who fought in the Trojan War. Continue reading →
When British archeologist Arthur Evans discovered in the early 20th century the remains of an ancient, mysterious civilization on the island of Crete, he realized he had found something even more unknown than Troy. Evans began to decipher writings that he had found, later called Linear A, and he realized he had stumbled upon the unknown Minoan civilization that had flourished from around 2700 to 1450 B.C. Continue reading →
“Now the LORD said unto Abram: ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from the kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.” (Genesis 12: 1-2) And so, Abram son of Terah, a descendant of Noah, left Ur, Chaldea with his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot for the land of Canaan. Continue reading →