Donald Trump and Xi Jinping - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 11 November 2017: U.S President Donald Trump said that Egypt has the world’s oldest civilization, at 8,000 years old. This was his reply to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump also said that China has a 5,000-year-old civilization.
“Egypt is a bit more ancient,” Xi admitted. “But the only continuous civilization to continue onwards is China.” This statement came during Trump’s visit to Beijing’s Forbidden City on November 8. Trump went to China on a three-day state visit, beginning with a tour of the ancient imperial palace.
China is proud of its history, with schoolchildren learning early on that the country is one of the four great ancient civilizations.
The Ancient Egyptian civilization, from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C, for almost 30 centuries, was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world.
The Egyptian civilization has long attracted archaeologists and historians, creating an extensive field of study from the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom.
The ancient monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from archaeological sites are the main sources of information about the Egyptian civilization.
Those monuments covered with hieroglyphs actually tell us that we have the greatest and oldest civilization ever. The picture of the Egyptian civilization is characterized by the beauty of its art, its dazzling architecture and the richness of its religious traditions.