streetsIswatchin wrote:arabs in northern africa are considered african...but are not black. Egypt for example was not black. Alot of people think they were black...they were arabs. They actually were enemies of the more southern Nubian Nation who were black. Nubia conquered Egypt for a while and Egypt conquered Nubia....ongoing wars back then.
In order to come to that conclusion, you would have to ignore alot. Starting with the archaeological and anthropological evidence of the Sphinx and the pyramids in addition to the works of Dr. Leaky and Dr, Diop.
You would also have to ignore the Egyptians themselves?
They themselves claim they came from “the mountains of the moon” which is said to be somewhere near present day Uganda.
You would also have to ignore the similarities between Egyptian culture with other black cultures?
1. divine kingship (found nowhere else)
2. Cicumcision ands excision (found nowhere else)
3. Totemism(found nowhere else)
4. Ancestor worship
5. Matriarchy(found nowhere else)
6. Mummification, embalming that is(found nowhere else) http://www.fulcrumtv.com/blackmummy.htm
You would have to ignore the Egyptian Language:
Studies have shown that Wolof and Yoruba as as close to the ancient Egyptian language as Coptic is. Throughout the ancient city of Meroe, all of the temples, pyramids and monuments are covered with African languages older than anything extant.
You would have to ignore ancient historical Greek scholars such as Pliny, Erastothenes, Plutarch, Diadorus, Herodotus, and others. Eyewitnesses that saw and recorded what they saw.
The Ethiopians say that the Egyptians are one of their colonies, which was led into Egypt by Osiris. They claim that at the beginning of the world Egypt was simply a sea but that the Nile, carrying down vast quantities of loam from Ethiopia in its flood waters, finally filled it in and made it part of the continent. . .They added that the Egyptians have received from them, as from authors and their ancestors, the great part of their laws.'
Diodorus of Silicy, about -63 to +14, Greek historian and contemporary of Caesar Augustus.
Ammianus Marcellinus writes: ". . . the men of Egypt are mostly brown or black with a skinny and dessicated look".
39-Ammianus Maarcellinus, Book XXII, para 16 (23).
"Those who are too black are cowards, like for instance, the Egyptians and Ethiopians. But those who are excessively white are also cowards as we can see from the example of women, the complexion of courage is between the two."
(Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher, scientist, and tutor to Alexander the Great, Physiognomy, 6)
The evidence of Lucian (Greek writer, 125 B.C.) is as explicit as that of the previous writers. He introduces two Greeks, Lycinus and Timolaus, who start a conversation.
Lycinus (describing a young Egyptian): "This boy is not merely black; he has thick lips and his legs are too thin . . .
his hair worn in a plait behind shows that he is not a freeman."
Timolaus: "But that is a sign of really distinguished birth in Egypt, Lycinus, All freeborn children plait their hair until they reach manhood. It is the exact opposite of the custom of our ancestors who thought it seemly for old men to secure their hair with a gold brooch to keep it in place."
(Lucian, Navigations, paras 2-3)
Lucian Greek writer, +125 (?) to +190.
Appollodorus, first century before our era, Greek philospher. 'Aegyptos conquered the country of the black-footed ones and
called it Egypt after himself.'
32-Appollodorus, Book II, 'The Family of Imachus' paras 3 and 4.
Voney, who travelled in Egypt between +1783 and +1785, i.e. at the peak period of negro slavery, made the following observation:
"All of them are puffy-faced, heavy-eyed and thick-lipped, in a word, real mulatto faces. I was tempted to attribute this to the climate until, on visiting the Sphinx, the look ofit gave me the clue to the enigma. Beholding that head characteristically Negro in all its features, I recalled the well-known passage of Herodotus which reads: 'For my part I consider the Colchoi are a colny of the Egyptians because, like them, they are black-skinned and kinky-haired'.
"but reverting to Egypt, its contributions to history afford many subjects for philosphic reflection . What a subject for mediation is the present-day barbarity and ignorance of the Copts who were considered born of the alliance of the deep genius of the Egyptians and the brilliance of the Greeks, that this race of blacks who nowadays are slaves and the objects of our scorn is the very one to which we owe our arts, our sciences and even the use of spoken word and finally recollect that it is in the midst of the peoples claiming to be the greatest friends of liberty and humanity that the most barbarous of enslavements has been sanctioned and the question raised whether black men have brains of the same quality as those of white men!
42-M.C.F. Volney, Voyages en Syrie et en Egypte. Paris, 1787, Vol. I, pp. 74-7
So what we have is a people on the continent of Africa, who practice an african religion, and african customs, who learned their political system from Africans, who were grouped with other Africans by historians, eyewitnesses that saw and recorded that they were black, yet they weren’t black.
Fortunately, Pharaohs have immortalized ancient black civilizations on such a grand and colossal scale that the truth is there for all who honestly seek it.