For years, the Western world media (through film, novels, and education literature) has continued to perpetuate the idea of an European/Middle Eastern ancient Egypt. But is this accurate, according to how the ancient Egyptians depicted themselves? The answer is, No. "By unanimous testimony from Greek historians and philosophers (Aristotle, Herodias, Pythagoras, and many more) the ancient Egyptians were no different then other black Africans in physical appearance." said Author, Emmanuel Kulu Jr.
In the early days of Egyptology many scholars found it difficult to believe that Africans could have created a civilization of such archaeological value.
The fascinating and mysterious great wonders of ancient Egypt has caused this great debate about the racial origins of the people of Kemet/Ancient Egypt.
The African historians of the past (Dr. Ben, Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop) were quickly labeled Afrocentrics and debunked though they had vital proof of the black African origins of ancient Egypt.
"Upon my thorough research, the native people of Egypt physically resemble nothing like those of European/Mediterranean decent, but they were an exclusive civilization of Africans that considered themselves to be divine amongst their contemporaries. The ancient people of Kemet shared very similar traditions, cultures, and values with Nubians, Puntians, and Ethiopians." said Mr. Kulu. The "I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power" novel, by no means promotes a Afrocentric movement, but simply restores the true African Origins of Kemet (Land of the Blacks) before it was renamed "Egypt" by the Greeks.
If the ancient Egyptians were black Africans why do the modern Egyptians resemble more Middle Eastern descent?
A Muslim conquest of Egypt took place between 639 and 646 CE and was overseen by the Rashidun Caliphate. It ended the long period of Roman and Byzantine rule in Egypt. Though having great success in Egypt, Caliphate did not have the same success in Nubia (modern day Sudan), as ongoing battles caused the Arab Nations to withdraw.
Today, many of the indigenous Egyptians are considered to be those who reside in Upper (south) Egypt (Aswan, Luxor), as well as the Siwa Oasis and the Sahara Desert.
Did you know?
Africa has produced more Women rulers than any other region or civilization in world history.
I, BLACK PHARAOH: RISE TO POWER Novel features...
"A Powerful historical fiction based on the rise of the Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Grand Warrior Pharaoh Thutmose III."
An Egyptian queen who would become Pharaoh and ruled the world for 20 years. Her reign is considered to be peaceful and prosperous with monumental/architectural constructions and industrial trade.
The greatest Warrior/Expansionist Pharaoh of all time. His reign consisted of 17 undefeated campaigns. He expanded Egypt as far North as the Euphrates and as far South as Nubia.
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