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Notes on Africa from 11/02/11
in what ways is Egypt a pivotal point?
has an islamic culture
it is technically in North Africa
What kind of writings did Egypt have?
How did Egyptian writing turn into Hieroglyphics?
they evolved from Pictographs
What stone did Napoleon bring back to Europe from Egypt?
the Rosetta Stone
The story on the Rosetta stone was written in what 3 languages?
How did they interpret the Rosetta stone?
they knew old greek and middle greek so they could interpret the hieroglyphics
When were the pyramids built?
When was Egypt at its greatest?
What were Egypt's contributions?
What was the evidence that Egypt could have made it across the Atlantic?
A man made an Egyptian boat that he found on a wall and he took it across the Atlantic
Where did Persia go from?
India all the way to Egypt
What were the contributions of the Persians?
Created the pony express
How many capitals did Persia have?
How many monetary systems did Persia have?
What is Persia now?
Modern Day Iran
What are the religions of the Middle East?
Where are most religions in the Middle East?
What country turned over the a one god system at one point?
they speculate it was during the time of Moses
What are the special writings of Judaism?
What is Zoroastrianism based on?
the teachings of Zoroaster the Persian
What is the Holy book of Zoroastrianism?
Who do the Zorastrians stole their Avasta?
the Jewish people with their bible
Who wrote a book on a Persian diplomat?
When did the Persian diplomat travel around the world?
who did the Persian diplomat talk to when he travelled around the world?
Where do most murders take place in America?
within the family
Who is the forefather of Islam?
How have Muslims strayed away from God?
What is one of the most famous cities for the Islamic faith?
Why is Mecca famous in the Islamic faith?
sacred things happened to Hagar and Ishmael
What house of worship did they build in Mecca?
When was the ka'aba descecrated?
How many different religions were in the ka'aba before it was destroyed?
what percentage of countries are in the African continent?
What are some characteristics of Muhammad's family?
his wife was an older woman
he had 4 daughters
What was Muhammad's wife's job?
famous caravan owner
Who visited Muhammad in the caves as he meditated?
Who were the few people that converted to Islam while Muhammad was the prophet?
When does Muhammad flee?
What is significant about the date 622 AD to Muslims?
it is the 0 on the Islamic calendar
Where did Muhammad flee to?
What is Medina?
a trading center
How long did he stay in Medina?
Who wrote down the words that Gabriel said to Muhammad?
Why couldn't Muhammad write the koran himself?
he was illiterate
What are the 3 universal religions of the world?
What factor do people think affects the fact that middle east with monotheism?
a desert environment