10 Arguments That Prove Ancient Egyptians Were Black

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Even today, a significant number of mainstream Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians and Hollywood moviemakers continue to deny African people’s role in humankind’s first and greatest civilization in ancient Egypt. This whitewashing of history negatively impacts Black people and our image in the world. There remains a vital need to correct the misinformation of our achievements in antiquity.

Senegalese scholar Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop (1923-1986) dedicated his life to scientifically challenging Eurocentric and Arab-centric views of precolonial African culture, specifically those that suggested the ancient civilization of Egypt did not have its origins in Black Africa.

Since some people continue to ignore the overwhelming evidence that indicates ancient Egypt was built, ruled, and populated by dark-skinned African people, Atlanta Blackstar will highlight 10 of the ways Diop proved the ancient Egyptians were Black.

 

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Physical Anthropology Evidence
Based on his review of scientific literature, Diop concluded that most of the skeletons and skulls of the ancient Egyptians clearly indicate they were Negroid people with features very similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and East Africa. He called attention to studies that included examinations of  skulls from the predynastic period (6000 B.C.) that showed a greater percentage of Black characteristics than any other type.

From this information, Diop reasoned that a Black race existed in Egypt at that time and did not migrate at a later stage as some previous theories had suggested.

 

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Melanin Dosage Test
Diop invented a method for determining the level of melanin in the skin of human beings. Melanin is the chemical responsible for skin pigmentation and it is preserved for millions of years in the skins of fossil animals.

Diop conducted the melanin test on Egyptian mummies at the Museum of Man in Paris, and determined the levels found in the dermis and epidermis of a small sample would classify all ancient Egyptians as “unquestionably among the Black races.”

 

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Osteological Evidence
According to Diop, osteological measurements (analysis of bones) are perhaps the least misleading of the criteria accepted in physical anthropology for classifying the races of men. A first study of this kind was completed by a German archeologist Karl Richard Lepsius at the end of the 19th century. The Lepsius canon, which distinguishes the bodily proportions of various racial groups, categories the “ideal Egyptian” as “short-armed and of Negroid or Negrito physical type.”

 

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Evidence From Blood Types
Diop found that even after hundreds of years of intermixing with foreign invaders, the blood type of modern Egyptians is the “same group B as the populations of Western Africa on the Atlantic seaboard and not the A2 group characteristic of the white race prior to any crossbreeding.”

 

Banqueting Scene, Thebes, tomb of Nebamum & Ipuky, 1400 BC

The Egyptians as They Saw Themselves
Diop noted that “Egyptians had only one term to designate themselves: KMT, which literally means ‘the Blacks.’ This is the strongest term existing in the Pharaonic tongue to indicate blackness.”

He added: “The term is a collective noun which thus described the whole people of Pharaonic Egypt as a Black people.”

For further evidence, Diop focused on both the monuments and how the ancient Egyptians represented themselves in their art.

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Cultural Unity of Egypt With The Rest of Africa

Diop found that in ancient Egypt there existed “African cultural commonalities” of matriarchy, totemism, divine kinship, and cosmology.”

Through a study of circumcision and totemism, he offers detailed data on the cultural unity between Egypt and the rest of Africa. He noted: “Historians are in general agreement that the Ethiopians, Egyptians, Colchians, and people of the Southern Levant were among the only people on earth practicing circumcision, which confirms their cultural affiliations, if not their ethnic affiliation.”

He added: “The Egyptian style of (adolescent) circumcision was different from how circumcision is practiced in other parts of the world, but similar to how it is practiced throughout the African continent.”

 

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Divine Epithets
Diop also demonstrates that “Black or Negro” was a divine epithet invariably used to refer to the chief benevolent gods of Egypt, while evil spirits were depicted as red. InEurasian culture,  good is described as white and evil as black.

 

Somali Egyptian-Puntite Culture and The 'Issa Princesses during the coronation of the 19th King of Issa - Ugaas Rooble

Evidence From the Bible
Diop wrote: “The Bible tells us that ‘…the sons of Ham [were] Cush and Mizraim [i.e. Egypt], and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah and Sabtechah.”

According to biblical tradition, Ham was the father of the Black race. Diop asserted that “generally speaking, all Semitic tradition (Jewish and Arab) class ancient Egypt with the countries of the Blacks.”

 

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Linguistic Unity With Southern and Western Africa
In a detailed study of languages, Diop illustrated the strength of the cultural ties between ancient Egypt and its African neighbors by comparing the Egyptian language with Wolof, a Senegalese language spoken in West Africa near the Atlantic Ocean.

Diop clearly demonstrates that ancient Egyptian, modern Coptic of Egypt, and Wolof are related, with the latter two having their origin in the former.

“The kinship between ancient Egyptian and the languages of Africa,” Diop wrote in the General History of Africa, “is not a hypothetical but a demonstrable fact which it is impossible for modern scholarship to thrust aside.”

He believed the kinship to be genealogical, and he provided examples:

In ancient Egyptian “kef” means “to grasp, to take a strip (of something)”; in Wolof it means “to seize a prey.”

“Feh” means “go away” in ancient Egyptian; in Wolof it means “to rush off.”

To further demonstrate similarity between the two languages, Diop also examined verb forms, demonstratives, and phonemes. The results, he found, showed little difference between the two.

 

 

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Testimony of Classical Greek and Roman Historians
Virtually all of the early Latin eyewitnesses described the ancient Egyptians as black-skinned with woolly hair. Several ancient Greek historians noted that Egyptians and Ethiopians had complexions that were “melanchroes,” which most scholars translate as black, while some scholars translate it as “dark” or “dark skinned.”

Some of the most-often quoted historians are Diodorus Siculus and Herodotus.

According to most translations, Herodotus wrote that a Greek oracle was known to be from Egypt because she was “black,” that the natives of the Nile region are “black with heat,’  and that Egyptians were “black skinned with woolly hair.”

Diodorus Siculus wrote that the Ethiopians considered the Egyptians their colony.

Lucian observes an Egyptian boy and notices that he is not merely black, but has thick lips.

Appollodorus called Egypt the country of the black-footed ones.

Aeschylus, a Greek poet, wrote that Egyptian seamen had “black limbs.”

Gaston Maspero states that “by the almost unanimous testimony of ancient [Greek] historians, they [ancient Egyptians] belonged to the African race, which settled in Ethiopia.”

 

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DNA Evidence (BONUS)

DNATribes, a genomics company that specializes in tracing individuals’ ancestry to certain global populations has recently subjected the published STRs profiles (DNA samples) of Pharaoh Tutankhamen and family to analysis. They report that the closest living relatives of the mummies are sub-Saharan Africans, especially those from Southern Africa and the Great Lakes region.

The company also tested the STR profiles of Ramesses III and found that among present-day populations, Ramesses’ autosomal STR profile is most frequently found in the African Great Lakes region, where it is approximately 335.1 times as frequent as in the world as a whole.

Sources:
ORIGIN OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS by Cheikh Anta Diop

http://www.answers.com/

http://www.melanet.com/

http://dnatribes.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  I've been screaming about this for years.  And that the Ethiopians are in fact if there is one, the ORIGINAL Jews.  And that Nubians are indeed ancient Ethiopians who ruled upper and  lower divisions of that regent now part of Sudan. Both were the same people until the invasion of the Arabs who not only plundered the spoils and took the land but ALSO STOLE the IDENTITY of the Egyptians as their own.  During Alexander the Great invasion [known as] religious strolls were stolen from the libraries  i.e. sacred temples of Egypt and given to the Greeks-who then stole the psychology, theology and spiritual dogma and renamed it Greek Philosophy.  Special Note:  Egypt was a part of Ethiopia back in the day. In fact, Egypt was like the epicenter for learning during the golden age of power.   But unfortunately Arabs got to Egypt first and a few centuries later conquered Ethiopia.  And have been lying about Black culture ever since.

 

Anyway...there is sooooooo much in regards to the destruction of a black civilization which includes Egypt, Ethiopia, Nubia [Sudan] etc...but!  Most importantly it MUST be said that the initial war and the ongoing war was not so much with the African people as much as it was with the African woman. She was extremely powerful and a war warrioress.   As why since the conquering of Egypt, FGM has been a social punishment to women enslaved-for the reasons of their ability to rule and obtain/maintain power and prestige over countries other than their own.  Hence, the end of the matriarchal rule and the beginnging of the patriarchal system whose sole purpose is to crush the dynamics of womanhood.   This mindset has been since and before the Arab Slave Trade emerged throughout Central Asia and North Africa. 

 

Egypt prior to this invasion of these monsters, HONORED women and adored their children.  Both Europe and Asia have denied their participation in this mass destruction of such a highly intelligent culture. But the writings on the wall...have always been. It just that folks don't wanna see the truth,  But!      

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