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The Black Egyptians--Original Settlers of Kemet


The Black Egyptians are the original settlers of KMT. "The native Sudanese are one of the original pigmented Arabs in that region. They are members of the same ethnic family with the ancient Egyptians, the Ethiopians, the Southern Arabians, and the primitive inhabitants of Babylon. All founders and sustainers of the mighty Nilotic civilization we still admire today.  They are very great nation of Blacks, who did rule almost over all Africa and Asia in a very remote era, in fact beyond the reach of history of any of our records


The following is evidence from The African Origin of Civilization: by Cheikh Anta Diop

  1. Evidence from Physical Anthropology 

    The skeletons and skulls of the Ancient Egyptians clearly reflect they were Negroid people with features very similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and of East Africa.
  2. Melanin Dosage Test 

    Egyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop invented a method for determining the level of melanin in the skin of human beings. When conducted on Egyptian mummies in the Museum of Man in Paris, this test indicated these remains were of Black people.
  3. Osteological Evidence 

    "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."
  4. Evidence From Blood Types 

    Diop notes that even after hundreds of years of inter-mixture 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."
  5. The Egyptians as They Saw Themselves 

    "The Egyptians had only one term to designate themselves =kmt= the Negroes (literally). This is the strongest term existing in the Pharaonic tongue to indicate blackness; it is accordingly written with a hieroglyph representing a length of wood charred at the end and not crocodile scales," singular. ‘Kmt’ from the adjective =kmt= black; it therefore means strictly Negroes or at the very least black men. The term is a collective noun which thus described the whole people of Pharaonic Egypt as a black people."
  6. Divine Epithets 

    Diop demonstrates that "black or Negro" is the divine epithet invariably used for the chief beneficent Gods of Egypt, while the evil spirits were depicted as red.
  7. Evidence From the Bible

The Bible states"…[t]he 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, of course, was the father of the Black race. "Generally speaking all Semitic tradition (Jewish and Arab) class ancient Egypt with the countries of the Black."

  1. Cultural unity of Egypt With The Rest of Africa 

    Through a study of circumcision and totemism.  Diop gives detailed data showing cultural unity between Egypt and the rest of Africa.
  2. Linguistic Unity With Southern and Western Africa 

    In a detailed study of languages, Diop clearly demonstrates that Ancient Egyptian, modern Coptic of Egypt and Walaf of West Africa are related, with the latter two having their origin in the former. 
  3. Testimony of Classical Greek and Roman Authors 

    Virtually all of the early Latin eyewitnesses described the Ancient Egyptians as Black skinned with wooly hair.

After the conquest of Egypt by Alexander, under the Ptolemies, crossbreeding between white Greeks and black Egyptians flourished. "Nowhere was Dionysus more favored, nowhere was he worshiped more adoringly and more elaborately than by the Ptolemies, who recognized his cult as an especially effective means of promoting the assimilation of the conquering Greeks and their fusion with the native Egyptians." {Endnote 15: J. J. Bachofen,Pages choisies par Adrien Turel, "Du Regne de la mere au patriarcat." Paris: F. Alcan, 1938, p. 89.}


These facts prove that if the Egyptian people had originally been white, it might well have remained so. If Herodotus found it still black after so much crossbreeding, it must have been basic black at the start.


Before examining the contradictions circulating in the modern era and resulting from attempts to prove at any price that the Egyptians were Whites, let us note the comments of Count Constantin de Volney (1757-1820). After being imbued with all the prejudices we have just mentioned with regard to the Negro, Volney had gone to Egypt between 1783 and 1785, he reported the Egyptian Race is the very race that had produced the Pharaohs: the Copts (p. 27).


“All have a bloated face, puffed up eyes, flat nose, and thick lips; in a word, the true face of the mulatto. I was tempted to attribute it to the climate, but when I visited the Sphinx; its appearance gave me the key to the riddle. On seeing that head, typically Negro in all its features, I remembered the remarkable passage where Herodotus says: "As for me, I judge the Colchians to be a colony of the Egyptians because, like them, they are black with woolly hair. ..." We can see how their blood, mixed for several centuries with that of the Romans and Greeks, must have lost the intensity of its original color, while retaining nonetheless the imprint of its original mold. We can even state as a general principle that the face is a kind of monument able, in many cases, to attest or shed light on historical evidence on the origins of peoples. {End quote}


When Egypt was invaded by Arabs - Egypt suffered turbulent times when, in 609 AD, the country had sided with Nicetas, a lieutenant of Heraclius, in the rebellion against the emperor Phocas. Only shortly after Heraclius overthrew Phocas, the Byzantines were attacked by the Persians. The armies of the Sasanid King Khosrau II invaded Egypt, inflicting cruel suffering upon its some of its inhabitants. This Persian occupation lasted six years.

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The word Kmt means "Black Land".
And the Palestine/Syria region north of it was known as the "Red Land".

There are still descendants of the original Black Egyptians living in the southern reigions of Egypt today known as Nubians.


The ancient Black civilizations of Kmt and Cush (Ethiopia) were among the strongest civilizations on this planet.

*Uh....((clasps hands and smiles))...some scholars believe the reason for their downfall was the transition from a Patriarchal society to a more Matriarchal society. 

But Troy I suggest you and others do some research on the Neteru; the divine beings who according to Egyptian priests like Manetho actually ruled ancient Egypt for thousands of years before even the humans!

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Excellent post.  Like your post on Dr. Clark, Cheikh Anta Diop brings to mind several scholars from the 1970s who were researching histories of African civilizations and the African Diaspora and trying to expose them to the general public.    

Yosef  Ben-Jochannan (Africa: Mother of Western Civilization), George G. M. James (Stolen Legacy) and Ivan Van Sertima (They Came Before Columbus) are other giants from that period, but there are many forgotten others.

At the time, there was hope that the efforts of these researchers/historians would lead to incorporation of African cultures and civilization into grade school curricula. Unfortunately, 40, 50 years later, the same forces of resistance are still being encountered from academia and American school systems generally. 


So for the most part in America, children are not exposed to histories of African civilizations in a formal setting until they are at the university level. Thus, sadly, many Americans will go through life with the mistaken worldview that Roman and Greek institutions were the bedrock of Western civilization.


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"...many Americans will go through life with the mistaken worldview that Roman and Greek institutions were the bedrock of Western civilization." -- Not if I can help it! :angry:


I have info on Dr. Ben, Dr. Van Sertima, and James Stolen Legacy was a top selling book here in 2011 (thought I failed to create a page for James and over site I will make up for in March).


Can you name a few of the others you believe have been forgotten but whom we should know about?

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