Around 1200 B.C., an Israelite leader by the name of Moses led his people out of Egypt and back towards the land of Canaan. Moses, however, died before the Israelites reached Canaan. His successor, a man by the name of Joshua, continued the trek and eventually the now much larger nation of Israel returned to Canaan.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Experiments with steam power were carried out by Hiero in Egypt at least eighteen hundred years ago.