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Ancient Egypt: Kemet

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    It has been noted that the first records of people describing their land as ”Motherland” were the Ancient Egyptians however the word above literally means, ‘Land of the spirits’ meaning ‘land of the Ancestors’. It is from the work of Adolf Erman and Hermann Grapow.

    Worthebuch der Aegyptishen Sprache. Band V, p. 216. The Ancients referred to Africa south of their country by names such as Ta-Kenset, literally „placenta-land‟, Khenti = „ land of beginnings‟ and Ta-iakhu = „the land of the spirits‟, that is, “where the souls of ancestors dwell ( “Nile Genesis: Continuity of Culture from the Great Lakes to the Delta” in Ivan Van Sertima).

    The Badarian culture provides the earliest direct evidence of agriculture in Upper Egypt during the Predynastic Era. It flourished between 4400 and 4000 BCE,[2] and might have already existed as far back as 5000 BCE.[3] It was first identified in El-Badari, Asyut.

    The ideogram indicates the context in which the word applies. An ideogram for humans would always be used to represent a word that applied to people. However Kemet can only mean Black Land since the ideogram indicates it is describing a built or non-human environment. But none of this discredits the founders of Kemet as being African people, just like the Fulani or the Amhara. “Black” in the North American context.

    The “social “construction of race in America does not rely on skin color. “African Americans,” as Asante notes, ” constitute the most heterogeneous group in the United States biologically, but perhaps one of the most homogeneous socially.”

    The mallet rises and falls and again the cycle of history turns. The waning of Ta-Seti gave birth to the waxing of the majestic dynasties of Ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh Narmer, also known as Aha Mena, bound together the two lands of upper and lower Egypt in his arms and founded the First Dynasty. Renown as the founder of Memphis, Narmer quickly established it as his capital and centre of administration. From Narmers time to the close of the sixth dynasty of the Old Kingdom, man-made mountains were hewn from living rock. Pyramids, were raised in the shadow of these pharaohs. An ever lasting testimony to feats of engineering yet to be surpassed or equaled.

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    Nubian Wall art

    What was to be described as the First Golden Age began in the third dynasty 5345-5043 BCE. The prodigious Pharaoh Zoser commissioned the famous architect and prime minister – Imhotep – to build him a most magnificent tomb to rival all others. Rising to the challenge Imhotep erected the step pyramid at Sakkarah that stands until this day. Unique in its construction and the model for others to follow, the step pyramid was designed to resemble a celestial stairway leading to the heavens!The pyramid text and Solar Calendar were born by the Nile river as it drew the people to it and nourished them. The length and breath of its banks resembled any metropolitan skyline with its bustling streets and markets, grave yards, government buildings and temples of worship which served a population of some 5 million inhabitants!

    By the dawning of the 3rd Dynasty the world famous great pyramids were constructed under the wistful gaze of Pharaohs Khufu, Khafa and Menkaura. These monuments preceded and long outlasted other so-called wonders of the ancient world.

    Over the next 11 dynasties Pharaohs rose and fell like the ebbing tide of the ocean. The close of the Old Period of Empire was signaled by the invasion of Saltis, whose subsequent defeat ushered in the new Golden Age. This time of glory witnesses the building of the Karnak Temple complex, the Abu Simbel temple in Nubia (Kush) and sea voyages of almost mythical grandeur and endeavour to the lands that would one day be called the Americas!

    The twilight of the Egyptian epoch was briefly held in check by the Kushite Pharaoh, Shabaka, who re-invigorated much of the governance of the old kingdoms but by 663 BCE the Assyrians had invaded and over ran the last ruler of Egypt – Priestess Shepenwepet. Following a dramatic succession of Persia and the domination by Alexander the Great, history saw the end of the phenomena that was Egypt!

    The awe-inspiring achievements of the Egyptians have given rise to a plethora of theories in an attempt to claim these wonders in the name of any one or thing – but the Africans who put forth these splendours.

    Not least of these theories range from the idea that people from the Middle-East, Asians and Europeans migrated south and settled among the natives, bringing enlightenment and governance but leaving the poor backward natives to grapple with technologies and precepts beyond their impoverished tribal minds! To the far-fetched notion that visitors from beyond the stars or dwellers from inter-dimensional stargates erected the pyramids and then fled.

    Such arguments, particularly the latter, are hardly worthy of a response but doubts must be addressed and the voice of reason must prevail. Although in the nineteenth century Sir Richard Burton referred to modern Egyptians as “whitewashed niggers,” and Sir Flinders Petrie referred to their ancient ancestors as being of “course mulatto stock,” neither of these formulations serve to give an agreeable pedigree to the precursors of Western civilization. One writer that deal with race is Lefkowitz (a textbook anti-African orientalist White Supremist) go to considerable lengths to prove that “Blacks,” however defined, are not part of the story. Indeed, it was for this reason that Giuseppe Sergi, an Italian anthropologist overcame the problem in the 1880s by divining that the ancient Egyptians were dark — sometimes very dark — Caucasians. He labeled his group Hamites and placed them at the intersection of Africa and Asia. Later anthropologists theorized a Hamitic or series of Hamitic languages. By the 1920s the American anthropologist, C. G. Seligman, wrote that any signs of “civilization” in Africa were the products of the penetration of these incomparable bearers of culture. A few years later,
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    Ancient Egyptians looked like Ethiopic people

    Alfred Rosenberg, chief Nazi Party ideologue, could confidently claim Egypt’s ruling class for Europe’s peoples – and their Aryan branch at that. By the 1960s, however, the “Hamitic Hypothesis” had fallen from grace as the established orthodoxy. The linguist Joseph Greenberg demonstrated that the “Hamitic” languages were a chimera; no such unified group could be found. The people called “Hamites” were found to belong to differing language families. As the linguistic foundations for the hypothesis fell away, so too did the idea of a conquering “Hamitic Race.” W. E. B. Du Bois was right when he said: “We cannot if we are sane, divide the world into whites, yellows, and Blacks, and then call Blacks white.” He might have said that it would be equally as strange to call them “Mediterranean,” “Hamitic,” or a hundred other euphemisms. “Black” in the North American context. The “social “construction of race in America does not rely on skin color. “African Americans,” as Asante notes, ” constitute the most heterogeneous group in the United States biologically, but perhaps one of the most homogeneous socially.

    Using a mountain of linguistic, pictorial, geographical and genetic evidence, these scientists established that the linguistic similarities between the Egyptian language and that of the Wolof (Senegalese) marked the Egyptian tongue as an indigenous African language: analysis of pigmentation, blood groups and hair have shown conclusively that the Egyptians were related to other Nile Valley Africans more so than any other type outside of the African continent.

    Ancient artistic depictions again give much cause for reflection. Illustrations of red skinned men often reflected ceremonial colours rather than actual flesh tone. As seen in the painting of Nubians adorned with the same colours but never casting doubt upon the racial makeup of the people themselves.

    Ancient Egyptians looked like Ethiopic people
    Last edited by Tariq; 02-07-2018, 11:11 AM.

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    Brother Tariq thanks for sharing this good information I also had time to do some backup study on Ancient KMT definitely going to take time to study more on our Ancestors!

    Truly appreciate your energy