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Genius Of The Great Pyramid

By Kwaku Person Lynn, Ph.D.


One of the fiercest, most brutal battles in academia is whether

Afrikans were the original inhabitants of Kemet (Egypt). Kemet of today
is not like Kemet of old. Arabs invaded it during the 7th century A.D.,
and continue their occupation. The reason the debut of the original
inhabitants is so vital, the Nile Valley, which reached its zenith in
Kemet, is the birthplace of civilization, whereby world civilizations
evolved. It is the place where philosophy, science, mathematics,
technology, engineering, religion, education, architecture, astronomy
and a host of other human creations began. For Black people to garner
the credit for these innovations
goes against everything ever taught in Western civilization.


Careers have been ruined for defending such a position. Dr. Yosef
ben-Jochannan, known as Dr. Ben, one of the world's leading Afrikan
Kemetologists (Egyptologists), has been dismissed from several
universities for teaching this perspective. Dr. Chiekh Anta Diop, the
world's greatest scientist in this area of study, and the scientific
father for Afrikan World Studies, had his first doctoral dissertation
rejected at the University of Paris for addressing this subject.
However, his book, Civilization Or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology,
though a very scientific and scholarly
work, is perhaps the best literature available outlining unequivocal
proof that Afrikans were indeed the original inhabitants of Kemet, and
created all of the above.


Part of the physical proof stands in Kemet today, the great pyramid
of Gizeh, built for the Pharaoh Khufu (2589-2566 B.C.E.), called Cheops
by the Greeks. It was the tallest building on planet earth for 4000
years (481 feet). What makes this structure so magnificent is the
philosophy, thought and planning that went into creating it. For
instance, astronomically, it is a replica of the northern hemisphere. It
would take a very complicated mathematical explanation to show this, but
the book Secrets Of The Great Pyramid by Peter Tompkins, one of the best
researched books on this topic and very difficult to find, reveals a
simple mathematical explanation. He states, "Each flat face of the
Pyramid was designed to represent one curved quarter of the northern
hemisphere, or spherical quadrant of 90?."


In order to make such an exact measurement, the designers would
have had to be knowledgeable of advanced mathematics, engineering and
astronomy. Tompkins further shows us the pyramid's relationship to the
earth, "The apex of the Pyramid corresponds to the (North) pole, the
perimeter to the equator, both in proper scale."


One of the great misnomers in history was giving Archimedes, the
noted ancient Greek mathematician, credit for the value Pi (p =
3.14159+), the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. He
lived around 287 - 212 B.C.E. The problem with the way this is taught,
the great pyramid was built around 2,665 B.C.E., give or take a few
decades either way. Most honest mathematicians familiar with the
construction of the pyramid will empirically state that Pi was
incorporated with its construction.


In fact, the doorways of many of the massive temples in Kemet are
shaped in the symbol of Pi. According to mathematician Deborah Maat
Moore, "Problems number 48 and 50 in the Ahmose Mathematical Papyrus
(called "The Directions For Knowing All Dark Things," one of the oldest
mathematical
documents in existence) shows how the Egyptians derived the formula Pi."
(The African Roots Of Mathematics) Today it is called the Rhind
Mathematical Papyrus.


The same myth is taught about the Greek philosopher/mathematician
Pythagoras, trained in Kemet for 22 years, which the Pythagorean Theorem
was named after, though it was originally known as the "Kemetic Theorem
Of The Right Triangle," was used 1800 years before the birth of
Pythagoras in the
construction of the great pyramid.


One of the fascinating facts of the pyramid's design, it took
2,500,000 huge blocks of stones, each weighing 2.5 tons, yet the four
corners of the base were near perfect right angles. When calculated
accurately, the base measures a near perfect number of degrees of a
complete circle: 359. 45?. The stones were mathematically placed at
accurate angles, with no use of mortar, or the use of modern day cranes.
No building today is built with such skill.


To further illustrate the genius of the Afrikan builders, "The
Egyptians had measured the base of the Pyramid in units to fit a solar
year of 365.2322 days (a complete year). They intended for the base of
the Pyramid to indicate the value of a degree at the equator (where they
apparently considered the earth to be a true circle [hundreds of years
before Europeans discovered this] and a degree of latitude to be equal
to a degree of longitude). The ancient Egyptians knew that a degree of
latitude is shortest at the equator and lengthens as it approaches the
(North) pole."
(Thompkins)


Although it is evident that Afrikans of the ancient Nile Valley
possessed an inherent genius and precision for their developments, it is
also apparent they were planning for future generations, in life and in
death. What should be plain and obvious to the conscious mind, the duty
of all adults, parents and teachers, is their fundamental responsibility
to pass the knowledge of this genius to the younger generations,
alerting them that this ancient brilliance was established for them, and
that they are
accountable for continuing the legacy of their ancestors. To do less
would be a failure for themselves and humanity.


Kwaku Person-Lynn is the author of On My Journey Now - The Narrative And
Works Of Dr. John Henrik Clarke, The Knowledge Revolutionary.
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Thanks again, Afroman.

I collect pieces like this for reference in my seminars and lectures. My just saying is not the way to do it even knowing I am right. It is more than should be asked of listeners. Documentation gives them some authority over the final decision on accepting the information.

P.S. You may find my website of some interest. It is basically a bulletin board for the Institute for African American National Heritage (IAANH). The URL is: www.iaanh2.org

PEACE

Jim Chester

You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
Ever notice how in some history programs, movies or sci-fi shows they may acknowledge Africa as the cradle of civilization? Then they add that Africans could not have done anything related to architecture, mathematics, science or language and there is always an external factor; whether travelers from another country or aliens from another world, they just cannot seem to accept the theory of Africans being able to accomplish jack.


Catch
Afro-geek,

Just to let you know, if all of you saying this ignorant statement about Africans (from the continent or the Diaspora) your ancestors are looking down upon you with great shame. The neo-colonial-imperialist powers of the West set up their capitalist system and thwarted any efforts of our people. You may promote African's failure but keep in mind now our countries are run down, a mess with high unemployment, alcoholism, drugs and poverty, how can we do anything crucial lately?? When Africans were brought into Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, St Lucia, Antigua, Guyana Brazil, Cuba they kept their cultural beliefs, and traditions from Benin and West Africa. We had a million-man march in Washington, had anything changed???

AfroMan.
Greetings Afroman

I think you misunderstood what afro_geek is saying. I think he is saying great history but we can not rest on our laurels or bask in our history. We should move forward and do great things now and in the future for our children to be proud of and something for them to talk about.

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quote:
Originally posted by Afroman:
Afro-geek,

Just to let you know, if all of you saying this ignorant statement about Africans (from the continent or the Diaspora) your ancestors are looking down upon you with great shame. The neo-colonial-imperialist powers of the West set up their capitalist system and thwarted any efforts of our people. You may promote African's failure but keep in mind now our countries are run down, a mess with high unemployment, alcoholism, drugs and poverty, how can we do anything crucial lately?? When Africans were brought into Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, St Lucia, Antigua, Guyana Brazil, Cuba they kept their cultural beliefs, and traditions from Benin and West Africa. We had a million-man march in Washington, had anything changed???

AfroMan.


afro': what? there's a disconnect some place. what african failures have i elicited? wake up, joe. it's the 21st century. we're now the conscripts of our history (and future), so get off that proverbial treadmill.

do note however the contributions of great ppl like "MBM", dr. hannah, and earvin johnson. and cease with gratuitous venturesomeness across the
atlantic. we've enough prized accomplishments (and more to come) on this side of earth ~ including afro-canadians, afro-latinos, and afro-caribbeans ~ to more than balance the scorecard of our contribution to civilization.

who will carry the torch of dr. john henrik clark? ...of dr. mae jamison? toussaint l'ouverture? simon bolivar?

incidently, why do you commnet more about the works l'ouverture, simon bolivar, vicente guerrero, pio pico, and yanga ~ to name just a few historic figures of greatness?

"oh, ... did i break your concentration?" ( ~ vicent, pulp fiction) [lol]

henry38: thx. we must be kindred spirits.

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
~ Booker T Washington
Enough of vilifying of Africans! Our contemporary failures or lack of action is not a good thing to promote! Moreover, we are doing things, you said it yourself, some of us are making it, they have the balls to try. But the majority of us are wasting our time, our apathy TODAY is because WE DON'T KNOW WHO WE WERE AND WHO WE CAN BE ANYMORE! We picked up every passing fad, religion and belief without putting it in an African context FIRSTLY! That's why we have so much self-hatred, lack of respect and Africans becoming lazy... Enough of the childlike confusion going around in Africa and the Diaspora, AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END..but only if we re-learn who we are!


AfroMan.
quote:
Originally posted by Afroman:
Enough of vilifying of Africans! Our contemporary failures or lack of action is not a good thing to promote! Moreover, we are doing things, you said it yourself, some of us are making it, they have the balls to try. But the majority of us are wasting our time, our apathy TODAY is because WE DON'T KNOW WHO WE WERE AND WHO WE CAN BE ANYMORE! We picked up every passing fad, religion and belief without putting it in an African context FIRSTLY! That's why we have so much self-hatred, lack of respect and Africans becoming lazy... Enough of the childlike confusion going around in Africa and the Diaspora, AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END..but only if we re-learn who we are!


AfroMan.


what da hell r u talking? how old r u, 12? u sound like a hip-hoppie rapper, just as i come across as one who could never afford hooked-on-phonics.

africans have their own mess to sort; tidy your own place before you go looking for work elsewhere.

"...self-hatred, ...." are you and ginamarni from the same household? or worst, the same person?

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
~ Booker T Washington
Guys cool it. I think there is an obvious confusion going on here. I think someone is not reading what the other is saying. This whole thing started with a misunderstanding.

Afroman lets go back to the pyramids. Fine great

Afro-geek is then saying lets also talk about modern achievements and he mentioned people like Toussaint that achieved a lot. He is not vilifying anybody. That is all. There is no need to allow things to get out of hand. You are both talking of black achievements no one is vilifying anyone for this topic to get out of hand.

Please please cool it

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Ooooh I just noticed Afroman was contributing in the ISSUES section under the topic "Our Committment to Africa and Africans" and if you read his last comment it is obvious he was addressing it to someone in that thread that is why it sounded so out of place and confusing.

Just check the two threads and you would see the mistake is obvious.

Let there be peace

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I agree Afroman, you do not deserve the hostility. Afro_geek is NEW here so he does not know the progressive blacks from the house slaves. I believe someone who sees Booker T as his hero is a very active black progressive and someone to have in our camp as we face the struggles ahead. Please Afroman don't take it too seriously as I am confident Afro_geek is soon going to know you as one of the most progressive black men around.

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quote:
Originally posted by Afroman:
Yes my brother but remember...arrogance is the way of the conqueror. Not our ancestors. African freedom fighters must understand the importance of respect and unity. The best conscious African brother aligns himself and exchange WISDOM, so I will not be bothered by white trash, Black silliness or hostility.

AfroMan.


henry': respecting your word, i'll just bite real hard on this one! upset

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
~ Booker T Washington
quote:
Originally posted by henry38:
Guys cool it. I think there is an obvious confusion going on here. I think someone is not reading what the other is saying. This whole thing started with a misunderstanding.

Afroman lets go back to the pyramids. Fine great

Afro-geek is then saying lets also talk about modern achievements and he mentioned people like Toussaint that achieved a lot. He is not vilifying anybody. That is all. There is no need to allow things to get out of hand. You are both talking of black achievements no one is vilifying anyone for this topic to get out of hand...

HENRY...

I think this is another case of you agreeing with someone before you know them. (I dunno, I could be wrong.)

FIRST OF ALL... This is the HISTORY FORUM! So, the "What Have We Done Lately!" is completely out of place here.... but I thought everyone knew that?

Further, about Mr. AFRO_Geek,
Well, let's just say he's in no rush to make friends so, likewise, there should be no rush to be friendly to him.

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
  • This JIM CROWpicture he felt was funny for some reason.

  • "that earlier jcrow pic was off-da-chart hilarious!","the sh!t was just unexpectantly funny!"

  • "...this smacked of a chris rock-like comedy; in fact, the subject even shows some semblance to rock!" rotflmao

  • In A Squabble With Our Friend BlaqFist he kept repeating things like this:
    • "...read more carefully, chimp."
    • "...calm down, chimp."
    • "...it seems as though i've impressed you, chimp."
    So, HENRY, you be the judge.
    I think I will let the words of EbonyRose speak for me:
      Awww damn!! Who the hell keeps leaving the dang door open?? Confused Confused

      I keep tellin' y'all ... close the door behind you or every Tom, Dick and Sargeant will slither through it! Eek Eek

      Now where's the daggone Raid???? upset


    [This message was edited by Nmaginate on December 22, 2003 at 09:14 AM.]
  • quote:
    Originally posted by Nmaginate:
    I think this is another case of you agreeing with someone before you know them. (I dunno, I could be wrong.)

    Nmaginate

    Do you realize what you have just said. You have just said independent thought and free will is not allowed on this website. That is what it means when you say you have to know someone before agreeing with them. What happened to one's own thoughts and beliefs systems. Ignoring those and just agreeing with people you know brings one dangerously close to an authoritarian Nazi goose-stepping system.

    No we can not allow that . Whether we know someone or not if what they say is what it is you agree or disagree one must have the courage and conviction to say so without fear of praise or favour. So my friend you are totally wrong to say that you only agree with someone only after you have come to know them. You can agree with someone on one matter and completely disagree on another, that is life therefore you do need to get to know who people are before agreeing or disagreeing with them in matters of opinion or belief.

    Now with regard to the confusion taking place here. I am not agreeing with anyone at all. There was a confusion and I was trying to point out there was no need for hostility as the two individuals actually agree in principle but because of the wrong choice of words animosity has set in and they can not see they are both saying the same thing. In the end I believe they both spotted the mistake and peace was established. I doubt if we would have arrived at the same conclusion without me pointing out the obvious mistake.

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    Henry,

    You're completely misunderstanding what I'm saying. Funny how you didn't take this tact in the Religious forum when it came to ShebaKoby...

    What I had to say had more to do with the INTENT of AFRO_Geek. This Free Speech and independent thought stuff gets worn out.

    Frankly, I was talking about AFRO_Geeks INTENT.
    Again, this is the HISTORY forum.
    You playing mediator notwithstanding (I don't begrudge that), I still ask you to consider what I posted.

    Do You (even though you are not "American) find this picture "funny" and is this the kind of Independent Thought you want to promote?



    After you disgest that, refer again to the ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION I offered above - things of which he stated referencing the picture, of course. Sorry, if I don't feel like I have to give someone who makes statements like that much or any credence. Maybe I'm too hypersensitive to be cognizant enough to know that people can and will say just about anything... Excuse me if that stifles Independent Thought! Big Grin

    [This message was edited by Nmaginate on December 22, 2003 at 11:39 AM.]


    [This message was edited by Nmaginate on December 22, 2003 at 11:42 AM.]
    Nmaginate I read everything and I have seen this picture before. I find it extremely amusing and I am sure so would anyone who knows Africa as it is today and also its history.

    Guess what my wife a few years ago would have seen that picture as offensive but four months ago she had a chance to travel to Africa and her whole view of the place has been transformed since. The first time I saw this picture was a month ago and I showed it to her we both laughed. What can you say? What can you do but laugh at people's ignorance.

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    So you feel like Afro_Geek does that the picture bears a "resemblance" to Chris Rock?
    (If you know who he is... a Black comedian?)

    I think you keep missing the point.
    My point is that the intent both historically and presently of some who find it "amusing" is wholly different from yours as a conscious African.

    Would you dare say, in jest, that that picture looks like a Black person you know famous or not and still say, "It's amusing!"

    P.S. It's not that it bothers me or that I find it "offensive" per se... it's just knowing the history of it and the INTENT some have for calling it "amusing" or thinking that it is a joke. IMO, there's nothing "amusing" about it. Those types of words are not in the working vocabulary of descriptors for that picture, IMO. They simple don't compute, IMO.

    I think I agree with your overall sentiment concerning it but I would classify it as "sad". So I shake my head at it, as I believe you do but hardly think of it as "amusing" in the sense of being truly funny on-it's-face and by it's original and infamous intent.

    I dunno what else to say...
    I just feel like anyone who casually classifies it as "hilarious" or even worse go to the extent that ShebaKoby has to rationalize it's contents aren't deserving of much respect, as far as I'm concerned.

    (Note: I understand what you've said and you've made your point clear and concise without any teeth pulling, which is more than I can say for anyone else that has found it "amusing" here, namely AFRO_Geek.)
    Yo Nmaginate guess what? I have just shown your picture to my 11 year old daughter and she burst into fits of laughter. The irony is it is this same girl six months ago who did not not want to go Africa, who used to ask me questions like do they drive cars there, do they have TV etc. Talk of being stereotypically brainwashed, she was a picture of it. Now the same girl is laughing at your picture because she can see the EXTREME ignorance displayed by the achitects of the picture.

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    [This message was edited by henry38 on December 22, 2003 at 12:59 PM.]
    Henry you still keep missing the point.
    quote:
    I believe someone who sees Booker T as his hero is a very active black progressive and someone to have in our camp as we face the struggles ahead.
    I wouldn't be so quit to make such an assumption. All I'm saying throughout all of this is don't take things at face value. Apparently, you have with this whole "amusing" thing. Where there ever any promotions of this kind, historically, where you grew up?

    and.... Please tell me....
    How many "brothers"... who are "down" for the cause... do you know go around calling each other "CHIMPS"? Mad
    quote:
    Originally posted by Nmaginate:
    P.S. It's not that it bothers me or that I find it "offensive" per se... it's just knowing the history of it and the INTENT some have for calling it "amusing" or thinking that it is a joke.
    Nmaginate you know you live with white people but I don't think you know them too well. INTENT? They are evil and racist from the womb. I remember when I first came to England and I met this white man who was married to a black British woman and we became friends. I asked him one day why is there were so many laws so much so that there was practically a law for when to eat and when to sleep. What he told me I remember up till to day. He said, speaking as a white man that they suffer from an inherent racism and because of that they have to make laws to control their own excesses or they would appear as uncivilized extremists.

    Just a few years ago following various enquiries, a white Judge declared the the British Police were inherently racist, which in effect means the British system and its people are racist. This bore out what this white man had said to me years before.

    What I am saying to you my brother, you can not change the spots on the Leopard (The racism and the Intent), what you do is learn how to live with it.

    Please don't take the white man's racism too seriously either for the sake of your own sanity. If you let their intent, actions etc affect you too much then they have won. So take courage my brother, take courage.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by henry38:
    Ps. Just in case you think I am still missing the point. Trust me my brother, trust me. I can read. We are not afraid of anyone are we?
    Henry? What are you talking about? Afraid of what?

    No, I don't take anything too seriously. But all that's besides the point. All I'm saying is not to give them any credence here - i.e. agreeing with them... I felt that that's what you were doing with this AFRO_Geek. And, if nothing else, I was trying to inform you that he may not be who he appears to be....

    It was basically FYI...
    (perhaps I could have expressed that better)

    Anyway...
    I had come across some news stories about the British Police and the charges or racism... I would be interested in hearing more about that from you although my question was basically if there was an equivalent to the type of American JIM CROW proproganda in England - i.e. racist cartoons, etc.

    Respectfully, I think that deserves a straightforward answer, but I have no desire to debate with you about this... and put this on a petty level that you wisely stirred the earlier incident away from...
    That is what I am trying to say that this Jim Crow thing is not propaganda but inherent and goes to the core of the white man's nature. Whether they do it to your face or not does not matter, it is still there. All we can wisely do is learn to live with the system without allowing ourselves to become victims of it.

    Incidentaly what I have said is why I find the picture funny as it is the EVIDENCE that the white man is racist (Which he would try to deny) for them to hold such stereotypical views as depicted by the picture,

    Talking of the British Police he does not have to say or act overtly racist before you are wary of him. They can be as smooth talking as snakes but their bite is deadly. It is incubent on you the black man faced with a white Policeman to understand the danger. Whether in America or Europe because in this case one is dealing with a white Policeman one can not let one's guard down because this person and others like him wrote Jim Crow

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Nmaginate:
    Henry,

    You're completely misunderstanding what I'm saying. Funny how you didn't take this tact in the Religious forum when it came to ShebaKoby...

    What I had to say had more to do with the INTENT of AFRO_Geek. This Free Speech and independent thought stuff gets worn out.

    Frankly, I was talking about AFRO_Geeks INTENT.
    Again, this is the HISTORY forum.
    You playing mediator notwithstanding (I don't begrudge that), I still ask you to consider what I posted.

    Do You (even though you are not "American) find this picture "funny" and is this the kind of Independent Thought you want to promote?

    http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/cartoons/heritage.jpg

    After you disgest that, refer again to the ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION I offered above - things of which he stated referencing the picture, of course. Sorry, if I don't feel like I have to give someone who makes statements like that much or any credence. Maybe I'm too hypersensitive to be cognizant enough to know that people can and will say just about anything... Excuse me if that stifles Independent Thought! Big Grin

    To those that choose to jeer indigenous Africans, I have this to say: if we mock or see no offense at mocking Africans, IMO we don't like our culture and ourselves. If that occurs then we will be divided and therefore the Black Race will continue to be in mayhem. How do we educate our young to love themselves when they see images like these, which counter what we are teaching them? Self-love and RESPECT is what we need.

    AfroMan.

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