With a population of approximately 30,000 as for 2017, Timbuktu was the product of African and Arabs architecture but is continuously being restored because the monuments today are under threat from desertification. Paragraph 1 Timbuktu was founded as a World Heritage Site in 1988. The criteria on UNESCO states why Timbuktu is a cultural World Heritage Site. Timbuktu is listed under 3 criterion, numbers 2, 4 and 6. Timbuktu falls into criterion 2 because the mosques and holy places of Timbuktu have played an essential role in the spread of Islam in Africa at an early period.
“We all want to know where we came from, but because our earliest beginnings are lost in the mists of prehistory, we have created myths about our forefathers that are not historical but help to explain current attitudes about our environment, neighbors and customs” (6). Myth functions as a guidance that explains everything that we come into contact with in the universe. It provide us with a shared set of rights and wrongs on which our social norm depends for existence. Also, it guides a person through the stages of life and show them the way of
Later dividing the year into 12 different parts and Created what we know today as the basic calendar system. They even gave thought to a system of telling time. This involved water clocks and sundials. Apart from egyptian discoveries, There are plenty of other discoveries scattered around the continent. Stonehenges were found in Kenya , The people of Mali have various accounts of information regarding the bases of astronomy , many so advanced that they can be accredited to the discoveries of aliens and other various space
Towards the end of the era people started to question Christianity and this was due to science and the push of industrial revolution (BBC Primary History- victorian England). This period was responsible for the loss of authority religion had. Charles Darwin ,a naturalist, had proposed a theory that god was created equal just like everyone else and was not a seperate creature like common belief. Darwin shocked many people and challenged old beliefs that had been passed on for generations. Despite the setback in religion during this time , many priests and missionaries keep the religion alive by writing books and spreading religion(Lang Sean 301).
God spoke creation into existence in Genesis 1 and acted as a ruler or instructor from a distance, by saying “let there be” and “God said” (Gen 1: 1-31) God also named creation and saw that it was good throughout Genesis 1. God preforms Priestly authority over creation
On March 23, 1775, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” was heard all throughout St. John 's Church. These famous words were not only a great speaker looking to have his voice heard, but they would have an everlasting impact on young English students studying the use of ethos, logos, and pathos. Patrick Henry also used figurative languages such as allusions, parallelism, and biblical references to bring his speech to life. In this specific piece of literature, qualities like independence and individualism are exceedingly prominent, this all being due to Henry’s use of literary devices. Conversely, in the very first sentence, Henry uses ethos to articulate how he is patriotic to his home, but he occupies diverse views than his audience, the Virginia
Aquinas wrote logical arguments in support of his faith to show how reason and religious belief helped each other. His concept of natural law stated that there was an order in nature that could guide people’s thoughts about right and wrong. Natural law, he declared, could be discovered through reason alone. Since God had created nature, natural law agreed with the moral teachings of the Bible.
After the second Great awakening, many truly believed that God Himself had blessed the advancement of the American Nation. Americans began to Christianize Native Americans, further acting as racially and culturally superior. The heart of Manifest destiny was the belief that America as a race and culture was superior and was deemed to spread
The debater that I have chosen is Professor Richard Dawkins. The reason I choose Professor Richard Dawkins is because I think that how he presented his points and views was very convincing. He pointed out that “humans have the desire to worship something when they admire the beauty of nature in the video”. He also mentioned that religion is a barrier to science that offers a better reasoning on how things work. With science, we all know how the universe and how living things came along.
The degradation of our environment is linked with the development process and the ignorance of people about retaining the ecological balance. Indeed, no citizen of the earth can afford to remain aloof from the issue related to the environment. It is therefore, essentially important that the study of the environment becomes an integral part of the education process. Environmental education increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems. In doing so, it provides the public with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.
During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, many scientists had developed a new perspective on the world around them. Scientists such as Galileo and Copernicus envisioned a world where natural phenomenons could be proved through experimentation. Furthermore, the work of scientists during this time period were affected by the approval of political figures, the support from influential members of the church, and social factors that influenced the development and acceptance of new theories. To powerful political figures, scientific theories were regarded as an opportunity to gain power and money. Institutions such as the Royal Academies created an environment where new theories and scientific knowledge would be shared.