For hundreds of years, there has been an attempt to deny the Black African heritage of ancient Egypt. This plot has been promoted by European scholars with the backing of their governments. They try to disconnect black Africa from ancient Egypt and connect Indo-European identities to ancient Egypt. No matter how stupid and malicious this is on their part, there is a continuous plot to change the narrative.
Some of the recent subtle plots to remove the Blackness and African-ness of ancient Egypt is the images of white (Caucasians) depicted as Egyptian Pharaohs in the history textbooks of children in Europe and America. One other annoying attempt to change the identity of ancient Egyptians was the 2016 movie, The Gods Of Egypt, where most of the characters were white people.
Now should a movie of that magnitude portray such lies? Many have downplayed the effects and called it just a movie, but they do not see effects – the image and description it has left on the minds of millions of people about ancient Egypt. Millions of people would go their graves with the notion that the Gods of Egypt were white people. Just with one movie, a history of hundreds of thousands of years is attacked.
European museums have also taken time to chisel off the rounded nose of the statues of the Egyptian Pharaohs in their custody. They attempt to imply that “By having pointed noses, the Pharaohs are Europeans”. How smart and wicked of them!!!
This and many more schemes have been set up to discredit the ingenuity of the black African, and detach us from the ancient Egyptian heritage. But with the pieces of evidence below, we hope to enlighten our people and others about the BLACK AFRICAN-NESS of ancient and how no one can steal that identity.
Ancient Egypt was populated by an African people called the Anu, from the South to the North. The Anu came from the Southern region of Africa and also the Great Lakes region. They initially settled between current Sudan and Southern Egypt.
As their civilization thrived, the Anu gradually spread and conquered the Nile region, up to the extreme North, which is the Delta of Africa. The first modern humans and first traces of human civilization were born and founded in the Great Lakes and Southern region of Africa. It is in these regions that the Egyptian civilization has its roots.
The Great Lakes and Southern Africa were called “Ta Ntjer” by the ancient Egyptians, and it meant “Holy Land” or “the Land of God.”
The Anu people lived and developed their heritage for 170,000 years, and with that heritage, they built Egypt from the South to the North. All-around and within Africa and Sudan, mathematics, writing, agriculture, architecture, and religion were invented and was raised to its peak by the Egyptians (the Anu and other ethnic nationalities of Africa).
Many have often viewed Egyptian civilization as a miracle or something too extraordinary for Africans to have achieved. But when one places the achievements of ancient Egypt to present-day Africa, you will find that Africa has been an extraordinary place from the dawn of humanity.
The first Pharaohs of ancient Egypt ruled the south for thousands of years. 3300 years before the Western era, a Sudanese named Nare Mari finished the conquest of the Nile Delta and created the initial unified Egyptian dynasty. It is important to state that the first Pharah, Nare Mari was without a doubt a black man.
The name which the ancient Egyptians took for themselves, their county, and our continent, clears every doubt about their African-ness.
The root word Kam/kem was used to describe our people, and it means ‘Coal-Coated’, which translates to ‘Black’. The root word Kam is synonymous to the words Kemi/kembou/Kheum/Kala belonging to a couple of African languages. These set of words mean coal/burned/black respectively.
The word Kam is said to be the origin of the Biblical word Cham, which also meant black.
The ancient Egyptians referred to themselves as Kemtiu, which meant “coal-coated or blacks”. They called the kingdom of Egypt and the continent Africa ‘Km.t’ which was pronounced as Kemet/Kama/kamit and in turn means black country. Also, words like Kemiu/Kammiu were used in referring to Egypt, and they meant ‘country of Blacks’.
The nerve of some Euro-centric and Arab historians and archeologists to claim the Egyptian ancestry is one that beats the imagination. How would you want to claim something so black and African like ancient Egypt?
To disprove the claims of European links to Egypt, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop, developed a method in his laboratory, at IFAN, Dakar, Senegal. The method which took him a lifetime to invent can determine the amount of Melanin in the skin.
The natural inhabitants and owners of Africa get the color of their skin from this Melanin. He was denied testing the mummies of the pharaohs but was allowed to test the mummies of some of the ancient Egyptians. The results from the Melanin concentration of his many tests show that the Egyptians were nothing but Black. The results of Dr Cheikh Anta Diop’s tests were presented at the UNESCO Symposium and was accepted without any challenges.
The DNA analysis of two royal mummies was conducted by the laboratory DNA Tribes, and in 2012 they published their results. The two royal mummies who were tested together with their families were Amenhotep III, Tutankhamen. Amenhotep’s reign marked the greatest height of politics, culture, and economy in ancient Egypt. The results of their tests proved with archeological facts that the Egyptians came from the Great Lakes and Southern Africa.
Other DNA analysis which goes to confirm that Egyptian was purely Africans, are those conducted on Pharaoh Ramesu Hekayunu (Ramesses III), by Zahi Hawass in 2012. They found that his DNA carries the E1b1a gene, which exclusively belongs to Africans and no other race of humans.
This E1b1a gene is known to be quasi-specific to the populations of Africa who are south of the Sahara, and Africans in the Americas. This gene is found the highest among people from Angola.
Another testing of the DNA belonging to Ramesu Hekayunu (Ramesses III) and his son Pentawret by DNA Tribes in 2013, confirmed that they are related to the black people of the Great Lakes, Southern Africa, Central Africa/West Africa, and also the Horn of Africa.
There was a malicious and shameless DNA study in 2017 which claimed that the ancient Egyptians were white. That attempt to steal Africa’s heritage has been proven wrong by this study (in this link), and by the many pieces of evidence brought forth in this article.
Any European or White American body or government who tries to claim the Egyptian ancestry should hide their heads in shame. Haven’t they stolen enough from Africa?
Evidence of the Language Family, Culture and Religion of Ancient Egypt Being the Same as the rest of Africa:
After years of trying, many Western and Eastern Egyptologists failed in their attempt to establish a link between the Egyptian language and the Indo-European or Semitic languages (Arabic, Hebrew…).
They gave it all they got, but “True History” denied them that attempt to rob Africa again.
Cheikh Anta Diop, in the 1950s, proved that the Egyptian language was solely and only African. He made a connection and comparison of his own Wolof language with the ancient Egyptians. His results showed that the ancient Egyptian language was black and have endless similarities with Wolof and other African languages families. Since after his studies and results, many have come to agree and also uphold the Egyptian language to be solely Black African, since they are of the same family.
The names of the ancient Egyptians are in totality of African names. In an attempt to impose European identities to ancient Egypt, the names of some of the Egyptians on record were Europeanized. But below, we have detailed the original African names of some of the ancient Egyptians, which were not mentioned above:
European Version – : – Original African name
Anubis : Inpu
Nephthys : Nabintu
Seth : Sutey
Pinedjem : Pay Ndjem
Heliopolis : Iunu
Hermepolis : Khemenu
Thebes : Waset
Fayum : Pa Yom
Ehnas El Medinh : Neni Nsut
Abydos : Abdjut
Edfu : Djebawu
Some of the other ancient Egyptian names are: Sow, Ka, Ba, Khonsu, Imana, kare, Bari, Bakare, Sen, Djedu, and Tjebu.
The culture of Sub-Saharan Africa is purely a reflection of the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt. From family organization by matriarchy to funeral rights, and to the hierarchy and organization of royalty, are all the same as ancient Egypt.
The religion of the ancient Egyptians is phenomenally and absolutely the same as what is practiced in Black Africa. A lot of European writers have cast the Egyptian region in the light being polytheistic; that is having many Gods. This is a conscious attempt to push forward the idea that Egypt had many gods and therefore robs Africa of the recognition of discovering God.
A great number of the Greek scholars, who were the first Europeans to encounter the ancient Egyptians, said that they were black. Here we list a couple of the testimonies by these Greek Scholars which were put together by Cheikh Anta Diop:
The father of History, Herodotus, said “Clearly, indeed, the Colchians (a people living along the Black sea) are of Egyptian race (…) I had conjectured it myself after two indices: first because they have black skin and frizzy hair”
Aristotle, a Greek Scholar, who is one of the prominent today had this to say: “Those who are too black are cowards, this applies to the Egyptians and Ethiopians (other Africans)”
Aeschylus, a Greek Poet, described the Egyptians who were sailing away thus: “I notice the crew with its black members bringing out the white tunics”
The Greek writer, Lucien the navigator, wrote a scene between 2 Greeks and made one of his characters describing an Egyptian. It read: “This boy is only black but is also sloth with too slender legs… his hair gathered back in a braid”
Diodorus of Sicile had thought that other regions of Africa gained its population from Egypt. He reported a testimony of other Africans saying: “The Ethiopians (i.e. the Sudanese/other blacks) say that the Egyptians are one of their colonies which were conducted in Egypt by Osiris”
More evidence of the blackness of the ancient Egyptians is found in what Ammian Marcellin, a friend to the Roman Emperor Julian said: “the men of Egypt are, for the most brown and black”. This was 250 years before the Arabs invaded ancient Egypt.
There have been various pictures of mummified Pharaohs who have straight hair. The all had frizzy hair, but at death, the alkaline substance and henna used for mummification make the hair to turn reddish-blond and smooth. A detailed investigation has been done here, and it goes to disprove those who want to steal the African Egyptian heritage.
The glorious civilization of ancient Egypt started 27,000 years ago. This was 19,000 years before the appearance of the white man (Caucasian) in the world. The first major invasion of ancient Egypt was in 663 by the Assyrians, before the Western Era.
After that invasion, ancient Egypt started on a downward movement – an unwanted decline.
Also, the Persians invaded ancient Egypt in 525 BC, and the Greek invasion in -332 put an end to indigenous dynasties. The Romans invaded Egypt in -31 and then the Arabs dealt the last blow.
The expansion of Islam et to the Arab invasion of Egypt in 639. It is important to note that this was 1,000 years after the end of the last Egyptian dynasty, 600 years after the end of the Pharaonic civilization in Egypt, and 300 years after the end of the Pharaonic civilization in Sudan.
As at the time of the Arab invasion, many of the indigenous tribes of Egypt has migrated in numbers to the other parts of Africa. Some of these indigenous people are the Akan of Ghana/Ivory Coast, the Soninke of Mali/Mauritania, The Bassa of Cameroon, or Yoruba of Nigeria, the Zulu and Xhosa in South Africa among many others.
The population who stayed back in Egypt were already crossbred with the European invaders – they are the Coptic Egyptians of today.
Till today, the Coptic, who are apparently white people in Egypt, speak a black tongue. And this proves that the Arabs were only invaders and had nothing in relation to ancient Egypt. They only came to steal, kill, destroy and usurp a civilization that was not theirs. Even the Arabs know they are not in any way Egyptians, so they just run the country in silence and take revenue money from the artifacts of ancient Egypt.
These facts stated here and much more available on the subject is enough reason for European scholars, Egyptologists, corporations, governments and individuals to hide their tails in-between legs and run.
Ancient Egypt is Black Africa and Black Africa is Ancient Egypt.
The attempt to usurp Egyptian ideology and identity speaks volumes about the character of those have invested money and time in stealing Africa dry.
The Egyptian heritage of Africa is undebatable and cannot be stolen, thanks to Africans such as Cheikh Anata Diop. His achievements in the field of African history has exposed all the lies heaped on Africans by certain Eurocentric historians.
Africa has a rich history, and it should be the pride of Africans, not Europeans.