Why the Egyptians cared about death and after life so much

In today’s essay I will write about why Egyptians cared so much about death and afterlife, did they think that the person that has died would come and attack them if they didn’t remember it, or was it another reason, or did they just simply like to focus on the afterlife. Let’s get started and find out!

You probably noticed, Egyptians really cared about death and afterlife, after all, they built giant pyramids, and fascinating tombs in the valley of kings.

They thought that after one died their spirit came out of their dead body and floated around. They believed that one had to go to the afterlife with plenty of resources, like food, money, especially money! King Tut’s tomb was filled with gold artifacts.

The rich people and the pharaohs got very big and fascinating tombs filled with a lot of food and money, or gold. On the other hand the poor people didn’t get as fascinating tombs. For example a pharaohs tomb would be filled with paintings and pictures on the walls, a bunch of gold artifacts on him and around him, and a fascinating coffin. On the other hand, a poor person would get a smaller tomb, maybe he wouldn’t even get paintings on the wall, and the tomb wouldn’t be filled with so much gold artifacts, and his coffin wouldn’t be as glamorous as the pharaohs.

The Egyptians believed that when one died they would split into two spirits called the Ka and Ba. The Ka spirit could leave the coffin, eat, drink and explore, but at night he had to return. On the other hand the Ba spirit was required to stay close to the mummy or the dead body.

Based on all of this information we can conclude that the Egyptian valued life after death, maybe even as much as they valued their life on Earth.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed. Do you believe in what the Egyptian’s believed? Anyway, bye and see you next time. 

Romania

In todays essay I will write about the country of Romania. You probably heard about Transylvania before, but maybe you didn’t know that Transylvania is a large region of the Romanian country. In fact, my mom is from that region of Romania, and when I was 16 months old, my parents took me to visit one of Dracula’s castles, Bran, castle.

Romania is a medium size country, with a population of about 19 million people, and they all speak a language called Romanian. Romanian is a Latin language not a Slavic language as most people believe it to be, due to its geographical location. Yes, Romania is the only Latin speaking country in the Balkanic Peninsula. “Historians state the Balkans comprise Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.” -Wikipedia

For a medium size country, Romania has practically everything, from mountains (the Carpathian mountains), to rivers (the Danube also the second largest river in Europe). The Danube starts in the Black Forest Mountain in Germany, and ends in Romania in the Black sea through the Danube delta.

Romania has many castles, Dracula’s castle, Peles castle, Corvinilor castle, just to name a few, and ruins that date back to 2,700 years ago. The ruins of the oldest city in Romania were studied at the start of the XX century and found in the Doborogean plateau. You can visit the temple of Aphrodite and Zeus today, built by the Greeks that passed through Romania 2,700 years ago.

Romania has a lot of good food, it’s fresh, tasty, and overall very good, especially their watermelon, that is sooooooo good. My favorite food is polenta with cheese, it is super good. The texture is soft and a bit bumpy, it’s actually very hard to describe, you have to try it yourself. But over over all the food is great.

Thank you for reading this essay, although Romania is significantly smaller than the United States, it has all you need, from rivers, to mountains, to lakes, to the Black Sea, and to new and old cities. Again, thank you for reading and see you next time.

Resources:

  1. Atlas de Geografie a Romaniei, by Manuela Popescu.
  2. Wikipedia.

What I learned in history about Egypt

In today’s essay I will write about what I learn about ancient Egypt. Let’s get started.

I learned that one of the pharaohs named Akhenaten tried to replace their polytheistic religious beliefs (the many Egyptian gods) with monotheism, to believe in only one God. He tried to replace Egyptian gods with one God called Aten, or in other words the sun god. This Pharoh’s original name was Amenhotep IV, but later changed his name to Akhenaten.

Next I learned about a pharaoh named Ramses the great who reigned for approximately 66 years. He was known as a great warrior and signed the worlds first peace treaty with his enemies the Hittites. Not only that, but he had many monuments built, and they can even be seen today.

The Egyptians also created very nice illustrations, they often looked alike. Artist and sculptor’s were expected to follow a formula, and not come up with original ideas, I wouldn’t want to be an artist then, because I would like to come up with my own original ideas, that’s my perspective personally.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed. Do you know any interesting facts about ancient Egypt? If you do I would love to know. Anyway, bye and see you next time.

References: The Complete Middle School Study Guide Everything You Need To Ace World History In One Big Fat Notebook.

God’s supreme power in the life of Joseph

In this essay I will write about Gods supreme power in the life Joseph. Let’s get started.

As an example of God’s supreme power, reflected in the Patriarchs life, I want to talk about Joseph’s experience. Joseph could have been mad at his brothers for selling him to the Egyptians, because he received much love and favors from his father. At only 17 years old, he found him self in Egypt, as he was sold for 20 silver coins by his very brothers. I can only imagine how sad and devastated he must of felt, probably even angry.

Many years after he was sold, he was placed in a powerful position, as the man appointed by the Pharaoh to gather food provisions for the upcoming years of famine, which were revealed to the Pharaoh in a dream. The dream by the way, was interpreted by Joseph, which, led to him receiving the powerful job from the Pharaoh.

When the famine came, and his brothers traveled to Egypt to get food to take to their father, Joseph recognized them, and he had a chance to seek revenge, but, he did not do that. He was happy to see his brothers and to be able to help them. He could see the hand of God, in his entire life journey, that seem so unfair up to that point.

Instead of punishing his brothers he said to them “You may have meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.” This shows that God was with him the whole time, and it all happened according with Divine planning and in Divine timing. This is a a wonderful example of unconditional love and trust in God’s supreme power. 

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed, and I will see you next time.

A week of surf and art camp with my friend

Hello, in todays essay I will write about the fun time I had with my friend Jamal. By the way, this is not his real name, I have changed it for privacy purposes.

Jamal has been my friend since I was six, and he moved away recently to Costa Rica, and this summer he and his family came back for a visit. Unfortunately I was in Romania when he arrived, but lucky for me, I arrived in time to have 3 more weeks with him. Both of us like surfing and we also like art, so we took a surf and art camp together. It was very fun.

I learned how to make a new style of tie dye on a T-shirt, and of coarse we caught a lot of waves. I love surfing but doing it with my friend 10X my experience. 

Do you you know what would make this experience even better? More surf and art camps together, and archery and “Medieval Times” games.

Thank you for reading this essay I hope you enjoyed, what fun experience can you recall from this summer? Anyway bye and see you next time.

How I see the things that God made around us

Hello, in todays Essay I will write about how I see things that god created around us. Let’s get started.

I am grateful for all the things that God created around us, like the trees, the sand, the waters, and of coarse, life its self. God created all of us an I thank him for that. When we, for example, we call our selves dumb or stupid, we are technically calling God bad, or dumb, for making us. So I try and limit labeling my self and others. Unless I say I am capable, or something that makes God smile.

However, I don’t stop myself from thanking God of all the beautiful things made in this world, and the solar system. Not only the solar system and earth, but the entire universe.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you learned something, bye and see you next time.

What I think about The Railway Children

Hello, in todays essay I will white about what I thought about The Railway Children. Let’s get started.

My favorite part of the book was when their father returned. I liked this part because it was a time when they were all together again, and I like that. Over all the book was a fun read, and I enjoyed the whole book especially the end where their dad returned, I already told you why. We did not get to see, or hear, much about their father except for the first chapters. That created a sense of suspense and mystery. It made me (the reader), always wonder what could have happened to the father, was he still alive, will the kids ever get to see him again? But in the end he showed up. I could feel the joy of the kids when they got to hug their father; I like when all the characters are happy united again. I like it when all characters are united and happy together, especially when it is a family.

 I liked that the climax was very clear, and was very interesting. From the start to the end, the book was a very fun and action packed read. I also loved the pictures, in the end their was a picture of them hugging their father.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed. Did you ever read this book? Bye and see you next time.

My favorite part of this weeks world tour

Hello, in todays essay I will write about my favorite part of this week’s world tour in history. I am fascinated by the early Greeks history, 3000 to 1100 BCE.

I really enjoy the Greek mythology, I especially like the Iliad and the Odyssey. When I read it, I fell in love with the Greek Gods, the worrier Achilles, and a man named Paris. Paris started the war, because he stole the king of Athens’s wife. The Greeks got mad and started the Trojan war. The war lasted approximately 80 years. Now that’s a lot. Did you know that the Greeks built a gigantic horse made of wood so they could invade the city of Troy? They faked that they fled from the city, but only went to an island nearby. They left the Trojan horse, filled with soldiers, behind, and the Trojans, thinking that it was gift, moved it inside their city walls; then, at night, the Greeks came out of the belly of the wooden horse and burned the city.

The early Greek tribe, the Minoans, were good agriculturalists, potters, and metal workers. They lived on the Greek island of Crete. Crete is located on the bottom of the Greek territory. It is 150 miles long.

Here are a few greek goods and goddesses, from the Olympians family:

  • Zeus, the god of lighting
  • Poseidon, the god of the sea
  • Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty
  • Ares, the god of war
  • Hera, the goddesses of marriage

There’s so much more to share about the ancient greeks, but this is what I was mostly faceted by.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed.

Do you like Greek mythology?

Anyway, bye and see you next time.

My rock

Black arrow= the green gem

Hello, in todays science assignment, I was told to write about what kind of rock one of the buildings in my town are made of. I could not find one so, I decided to write about a rock I found.

My rock Is smooth and shiny. With some sparkles, and in the shape of a cube, with some missing edges. It has some green stuff in the middle, I am going to crack it open to see what that stuff is.

I have just cracked it open, and their is a green gem in it.

Hypothetically the gem could be:  Prehnite, Olivenite, Emerald

After using the tool found at: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/rock_key.htm#granite

I found out that my rock is GRANITE

The table below comes from the website above.

GRANITE (gran’-it)
What Type of Rock Is It? Igneous What Minerals Make Up the Rock? quartz, feldspars (microcline, orthoclase, albite), biotite, muscovite; Sometimes contain: hornblende, augite, magnetite, zircon What Does It Look Like? The feldspars give granite most of its color, which may be white to light gray, yellowish, or pink. The quartz is usually smoky gray or white. Black specks of biotite, or sometimes hornblende, are common. So is silvery to brownish muscovite. Granite is coarse grained to very coarse grained. The crystals are randomly arranged (unlike gneiss where they are in lines or layers). How Was It Formed? Granite forms deep in the earth’s crust from cooling magma. The magma contains a lot of silica (quartz). Slow cooling produces the large crystals in granite. Compare To: gneiss diorite

So my rock is granite, but I still do not know what the gem in the middle is. I think it might be, most likely, prehnite.

Thank you for reading this essay, I hope you enjoyed. Did you find any rock that had something in it? Anyway, bye and see you next time.

What I would do if I was at the tower of Babel when God mixed peoples languages

Hello, in todays essay I will write about what would happen If I was at the tower of Babel when God mixed peoples languages. Let’s get started.

If I was at the tower when the languages got mixed up, I would have found some people that speak my language and I would have gone to Florida, even though I already live there, I really love it. I would build a bunch of tree houses and bridges to connect them and build a tree house civilization.

I would build a bunch of sky trains that are covered in wood camo so no one can see them. It would be a faster way to go across the cities.

Thanks for reading, where would you go? Anyway bye and see you next time.

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