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
documents in existence) shows how the Egyptians derived the formula Pi."
(The African Roots Of Mathematics) Today it is called the Rhind
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
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.