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The Story of Civilization


John Moono

The story of Civilization to this day still brings about many debates when looked at it from different view points. Two perspectives somehow seem to be agreeing on the location of where civilization started from. These are the Historical Perspective and the Biblical Perspective
Civilization is said to be the stage of human social and cultural development and organization that is considered most advanced. Civilization (or civilisation) is a complex society that is characterized by urban development, social stratification, a form of government, and symbolic systems of communication

Historical Perspective

Civilization first appeared in Mesopotamia (what is now Iraq) and later in Egypt. The region of Mesopotamia is said to be sandwiched between two rivers namely Tigris and Euphrates. Civilizations thrived in the Indus Valley by about 2500 BCE, in China by about 1500 BCE and in Central America (what is now Mexico) by about 1200 BCE. Civilizations ultimately developed on every continent except Antarctica. Part of the Civilization in question is also the discovery of fire at Kalambo Falls in Mbala District of Modern Zambia

Biblical Perspective

The story of creation in the Bible in the book of Genesis holds the view that the Creation of the World was done by God and that was the beginning of every thing today is regarded as Civilization. Genesis chapter 2 brings to the fore the rivers that water the garden of Eden. Four rivers where responsible for watering the garden. The fourth river was Euphrates.
This is about 6000 years ago according to Theologians.

The point of similarity is that both perspective point to the River Euphrates which is located in modern day Middle East.

The question is: Which of the two perspectives holds more truth?


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