When how and why?
We know of Egypt as a country in North Eastern Africa where life is concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River. What is referred to as Ancient Egypt is the period before 1000 A.D. extending back to about 5000 B.C. when the Sahara region was transforming from savannah to desert with the lakes and rivers drying up.
This forced the population to move and many would have gone into the Nile Valley where many historians say the early civilisation of Egypt came into being as one of six civilizations to arise within what’s referred to as the pre-dynastic period from 5500 to 3000 BC.
Historians tell us that Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC
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The mysteries associated with Egypt
The Pyramid Code is a made-for-television documentary series of 5 episodes made over 2010/2011 and released in 2015/2016 that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age.
The series is based on the extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other countries around the world by Dr. Carmen Boulter formerly from the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary in Canada.
Modern archaeological science believes that it has the world nicely understood and that we modern humans have been on earth for some 200,000
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A rape game
You may have heard brief mention of this on your local TV news and quickly shut out from your mind. This is a game played by poorly educated young men, they typically gang up on a girl and if they consider they can get away with it, they will sexually molest, tear her clothes off and sometimes rape her.
The current story in the media is that this game is Islamic, but it’s not. It happens all around the world where children are not properly educated and socialised. In the West where kids fear getting into trouble, they seldom go beyond aggravated flirting and touching.
Yet it’s quite common in the world of sport to hear of
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The Father of Judaism or a fictional character?
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The histories continue to put Moses from about 1300 – 1800BC, however there is no archaeological evidence to support his existence. It is possible that a man with a similar name took a small group of followers into Sinai and those beliefs may have eventually made their way to Canaan. However modern archaeology and genetics clearly defines the modern Israeli and Palestinian population as being descendants of the original Canaanite’s.
The principal story is that Moses took exception to the the fact that the Jewish slaves were being mistreated by the Egyptian masters and convinced them that they could have a better life and led them out of
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Tourist, Traveller or Pilgrim?
There are many ways to see the world, and we must if we wish to travel, consider how and where we want to go. But often, travel is the least of our concern because we simply want to get to a particular destination. Therefore we need to consider our means of travel as well as our destination and reasons for wanting to be there.
The world’s first travellers were those undertaking some form of business. They may have been defining national territories, maintaining diplomatic relations between countries or travelling for trade and exchange.
As a consequence, trading routes were developed across the world to share goods and ideas. With the arrival of Christianity in Europe, many
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Butterfly Farms and Gardens
Butterflies are the most beautiful and colourful members of the insect world and the name for butterflies in Filipino is Paruparo. The Philippines is endowed with many butterfly species which you may see in the wild if you’re very lucky.
But the surest way to see these colourful insects is to visit one of the many butterfly gardens. At the smallest, butterfly gardens are simply meshed enclosure where the butterflies are bred and you can walk amongst them.
However Filipinos like to do things in style and to do them big. Therefore your visit to a butterfly garden is likely to be a theme park, so you may want to take your lunch,
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Where to holiday in 2016
Taj Mahal, India
In terms of travel and communication, our world for a long time has been getting more accessible. Package holidays from Europe and North America to many exotic destinations have been popular for many years but unfortunately many of these destinations are becoming inaccessible due to the escalation of global conflict.
Many North African resorts and Middle Eastern heritage sites have become conflict zones, but many of the worlds great cities are becoming increasingly unsafe which also make the USA an unsafe destination. In regard to all this conflict which is generally labelled as terrorism, neither side is going to give ground, therefore it’s something we’ll have to adapt to.
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A Disease in what should be paradise
The dengue carrying mosquito bites during the day.
Dengue is a relatively new mosquito-borne viral disease endemic to more than 120 countries throughout Latin America, the Pacific and Asia. It is spreading rapidly and you need to be aware as you travel. It is also spreading in the USA.
Nicknamed breakbone fever, dengue can be extremely painful and debilitating flu-like illness that can lead to life-threatening complications such as dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). The disease is caused by four closely related virus serotypes of the genus Flavivirus. Infection provides lifelong immunity against the infecting sterotype but not the other three and there is now some possibility of
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A wild southern land
Think Nelson Mandela, big game safaris, great white sharks, rugby, football and cricket. This nation of about 50 million is made up of people from diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.
While South Africa is considered a modern country, ethnic unrest is growing and many South Africans with European ancestor y are migrating. There is a very high level of crime, including theft, car-jacking, rape and murder, so ensure you get good advice and insurance before setting out on your journey.
Despite the above warning, South Africa is a warm and friendly country filled exciting opportunities. Billed as being inexpensive, most visitors want to see the ‘big five’ wild animals in their own
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By Porfirio Delaney
Namibia is a vast country – 825,418 square kilometers of scenic, varied landscapes rendered in high-contrast color film. It is no wonder that this peaceful nation is a favorite among photographers, especially the Sossusvlei sand dunes or the famed but feared Skeleton Coast in the Namib Desert, the awe-inspiring depths of Fish River Canyon, and the endless plains of the Kaokoveld. Strangely-shaped rock formations, dormant volcanoes and giant dinosaur footprints round out the diversity of this stark, hauntingly beautiful land. These features provide so much variety to your sightseeing. For the more artistic eye, the tones, textures and forms of these landscape features have made Namibia a popular destination among photographers.
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