This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8

 
Issue Features
Discovery Magazine 3/1/1997

The Great Pyramids Of Egypt

by  Wayne Jackson, M.A.

 Those who believe in the theory of evolution teach that many years ago men were animal-like and not very intelligent. While it is true that we have learned many new things across the centuries, it is also a fact that there are hundreds of examples from history which show that human beings were very brilliant thousands of years ago.

Consider, for example, the pyramids of Egypt. Hundreds of years before Abraham was born, the Egyptians were building these great “tombs” in which to bury their dead kings. One of these, the Great Pyramid, stood 492 feet high. That is almost as tall as a fifty-story building. At ground level, it covered a space of about thirteen acres. More than two million stone blocks, weighing two-and-one-half tons each, were used in constructing this great monument. An ancient writer said that it took 100,000 men twenty years to build the pyramid. Even to this day, we still don’t exactly know how the Egyptians accomplished this amazing engineering project. This does show, though, how very intelligent and skilled early humans were.

Another lesson to be learned from the pyramids is the fact that ancient people believed in some kind of human existence after death. Many of their ideas about this were incorrect, but it shows that people have a longing in their hearts for eternal life. We are so thankful that the Bible teaches us how we can obtain eternal life through Christ. Read Hebrews 5:8-9. 



Copyright © 2012 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Please keep in mind that Discovery articles are written for 3rd-6th graders.

This document may be copied, on the condition that it will not be republished in print unless otherwise stated below, and will not be used for any commercial purpose, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (4) textual alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden; (5) Some illustrations (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, etc.) are not the intellectual property of Apologetics Press and as such cannot be reproduced from our site without consent from the person or organization that maintains those intellectual rights; (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, in whole or in part, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original written content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken. Further, documents may not be copied without source statements (title, author, journal title), and the address of the publisher and owner of rights, as listed below.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
U.S.A.
Phone (334) 272-8558

http://www.apologeticspress.org

Web Store

Always Be Ready

New! A Christian evidences book for teens. Equipping young people to deal with unbelief.

Featured Audio

Listen

Click the following link to visit our Multimedia section.

Featured Audio