Abu Mena Essay

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Abu Mena (Egypt) By: Porsha Lee. Instructor: Dr. Greta Bolin Date: 11/10/2013

Abu Mena was the name of a soldier who was an officer in the Diocletian army. Once Menas army won the war, he refused to kill any Christians, he declared his Christianity which made a tremendous motive for other Christians to bear the suffering and abuse from the Diocletian’s army ("Abu Mena-Unesco World Heritage Centre",). Legend has it that his remains were brought back from Phrygia by camel and were buried where the animal refused to walk. After Abu Mena was buried in AD 296, water welled up in the desert at the exact
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Some other plants and vegetation’s that are found in Egypt are Chickpeas and Pomegranates. Chickpeas are known for its flower and high protein fruits. Coming from Upper Egypt, the grass if this plant can be 30 to 50 cm tall with flowers ranging from white to red ("Vegetation-The Wonders Of Egypt",). Chickpeas are drought tolerant, which give them the ability to fix a portion of its nitrogen requirements from air in the soil ("Vegetation-The Wonders of Egypt",). Pomegranates are reddish and grow alongside large reed and green fruits. The Pomegranate was known for being used in “collar” which was rings of fresh plants and flowers worn by the Egyptian ("Vegetation-The Wonders of Egypt",). Pomegranates need to live in semi-arid-mild temperate, and are naturally adapted regions with cool winters and hot summer. Egypt is also known for their different animal population. Cats were considered very important animals of ancient Egypt; they were both pets and symbols. The scarab beetle, jackal, crocodile, hippos and falcon are just a few to show the variety in Egypt. The crocodile was one of the biggest problems for Egyptians considering that they depending on the Nile river for life. Egyptians depending on the Nile for everyday life, thinks like hunting for food and doing laundry were a few of the challenging task that would take place. The hippo was another aggressor of the Nile