Contribution of Egypt Civilization
"Nevertheless the sands have destroyed only the body of ancient Egypt Civilization; its spirit survives in the lore and memory of our race"
Egypt Civilization invention of:
- Paper and ink
- the calendar
- the clock
- Geometry and the alphabet
- The refinement of dress and ornament
- Furniture and dwellings
- Society and life
The remarkable development of orderly and peaceful government:
- First United Nation
- First Centralised Government
- Census and post
- primary and secondary education
- Technical training
- Office and administration
- The advancement of writing and literature
- Science and medicine
The first clear formulation known to us of individual and public conscience:
- The first cry for social justice
- The first widespread monogamy
- The first monotheism
- The first essays in moral philosophy
- The elevation of architecture
- Sculpture and the minor arts
Egypt Civilization Contributed to The improvement of:
All to a degree of excellence and power never (so far as we know) reached before, and seldom equaled since: these contributions were not lost, even when their finest exemplars were buried under the desert, or overthrown by some convulsion of the globe.
Through the Phoenicians, the Syrians and the Jews, through the Cretans, the Greeks and the Romans, the Egypt civilization passed down to become part of the cultural heritage of mankind.
The effect or remembrance of what Egypt accomplished at the very dawn of history has influence in every nation and every age.
As Faure has said:
"It is even possible, that Egypt, through the solidarity, the unity, and the disciplined variety of its artistic products, through the enormous duration and the sustained power of its effort, offers the spectacle of the greatest civilization that has yet appeared on the earth."
We shall do well to equal it
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