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Our Ancestors built the Pyramids!

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on November 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

"If you think that your history began with slavery then the best you will hope to be is a good slave."-Kwame Ture

Our Ancestors built the Pyramids!

What Temple, Church or Mosque comes to comparison?!

AN ASIAN ORIGIN? studying CHEIKH ANATA DIOP

The following is based on “An Asian Origin?”, chapter five of Cheikh Anta Diop’s “The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality” (1974):

Diop, writing in the early 1950s, said that Egyptian civilization did not come from Asia:

''There is no solid proof of any advanced civilization in Asia old enough to account for the rise of Egyptian civilization.

Ancient writers regarded Egyptian civilization as much older than anything in Asia. They saw Mesopotamian civilization as coming from Africa.

Astronomical calculations put the rise of Mesopotamia in the 2500s BC. That is 00 years after Egypt.''

Yet in Diop’s time it was widely believed that Egypt and Mesopotamia arose at the same time. Why? Georges Contenau, a French archaeologist at the Louvre, put it this way:

It is difficult to explain how Egyptian civilization, which Egyptologists, in the most moderate estimates, start around 3100 BC, could have preceded Mesopotamian history by 600 years.

In other words, the Asian origin was assumed rather than proved.

Millions were spent in trying to find the birth of civilization in Asia. Ancient remains in tombs were called “kings” when they may have been merely town headmen or even human sacrifices. Nothing was found that even begins to approach the scale of what Egypt had at the time – like, say, pyramids.

And if by “Asian origin” one means white, it becomes even more improbable: before 1500 BC the people in the region stretching from North Africa through the Middle East to India were largely black or part black. They were not nearly as light-skinned or white looking as they are today. The region had not yet gone through thousands of years of white-skinned barbarians coming down from the north in wave after wave.

Carthage, Egypt, Phoenicia, Elam and Indus were all black or part-black civilizations. You see it in their pictures and their skulls. You see it in the way the Greeks and Jews compare them or tie them to Ethiopians or Africans – which seems improbable to us today but apparently it did not seem so at the time.

The Bible, for example, says:

''And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan… And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth… And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.''

 

Which sees the people of Egypt (Mizraim), Phoenicia (Canaan), Sudan (Cush) and Mesopotamia (Shinar) as being peopled by the sons of Ham (Ham means “black”;), not by the sons of Shem (Semites) like the Jews themselves. Notice that it is the sons of Ham who founded the cities, like Babel – at a time when the Jews were still shepherds.

 The Semites as we know them today, the Jews and Arabs, were created from a mix of civilized dark-skinned people from Africa and barbarian white-skinned West Eurasians. It is like what took place in India but instead of people being separated into lighter and darker-skinned castes, they became thoroughly mixed over time.

AN ASIAN ORIGIN? studying CHEIKH ANATA DIOP

The following is based on “An Asian Origin?”, chapter five of Cheikh Anta Diop’s “The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality” (1974):

Diop, writing in the early 1950s, said that Egyptian civilization did not come from Asia:

''There is no solid proof of any advanced civilization in Asia old enough to account for the rise of Egyptian civilization.

Ancient writers regarded Egyptian civilization as much older than anything in Asia. They saw Mesopotamian civilization as coming from Africa.

Astronomical calculations put the rise of Mesopotamia in the 2500s BC. That is 600 years after Egypt.''

Yet in Diop’s time it was widely believed that Egypt and Mesopotamia arose at the same time. Why? Georges Contenau, a French archaeologist at the Louvre, put it this way:

 It is difficult to explain how Egyptian civilization, which Egyptologists, in the most moderate estimates, start around 3100 BC, could have preceded Mesopotamian history by 600 years.

In other words, the Asian origin was assumed rather than proved.

 Millions were spent in trying to find the birth of civilization in Asia. Ancient remains in tombs were called “kings” when they may have been merely town headmen or even human sacrifices. Nothing was found that even begins to approach the scale of what Egypt had at the time – like, say, pyramids.

 And if by “Asian origin” one means white, it becomes even more improbable: before 1500 BC the people in the region stretching from North Africa through the Middle East to India were largely black or part black. They were not nearly as light-skinned or white looking as they are today. The region had not yet gone through thousands of years of white-skinned barbarians coming down from the north in wave after wave.

 Carthage, Egypt, Phoenicia, Elam and Indus were all black or part-black civilizations. You see it in their pictures and their skulls. You see it in the way the Greeks and Jews compare them or tie them to Ethiopians or Africans – which seems improbable to us today but apparently it did not seem so at the time.

 The Bible, for example, says:

 ''And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan… And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth… And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.''

 Which sees the people of Egypt (Mizraim), Phoenicia (Canaan), Sudan (Cush) and Mesopotamia (Shinar) as being peopled by the sons of Ham (Ham means “black” not by the sons of Shem (Semites) like the Jews themselves. Notice that it is the sons of Ham who founded the cities, like Babel – at a time when the Jews were still shepherds.

 

The Semites as we know them today, the Jews and Arabs, were created from a mix of civilized dark-skinned people from Africa and barbarian white-skinned West Eurasians. It is like what took place in India but instead of people being separated into lighter and darker-skinned castes, they became thoroughly mixed over time.Maurice  Mansa'



Sudan: Pyramids, Pharaohs and More

Sudan has –among other attractions- over 200 pyramids distributed over two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Concentrated densely in a limited area, the pyramids date back around 2,000 years when a kingdom known as Kush ruled over Sudan.

 

Kush domain that had a common border with Egypt and the Roman Empire was influenced by the Egyptian funerary architecture and tradition.

 

Discovered between 2009 and 2012, the pyramids are in different sizes as the largest pyramids are about 22 feet wide and the smallest one, likely constructed for the burial of a child, being only 30 inches long, according to the report published in the journal Sudan and Nubia.

 

"The density of the pyramids is huge and because it lasted for hundreds of years they built more and more pyramids and after centuries they started to fill all the spaces that were still available in the necropolis," said the project researcher Vincent Francigny, a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History in New York.




"If you think that your history began with slavery then the best you will hope to be is a good slave."-Kwame Ture



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