By Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy
Offers evidence that a sophisticated black African civilization inhabited the Sahara lengthy sooner than Pharaonic Egypt
• unearths black Africa to be on the genesis of historic civilization and the human tale
• Examines broad experiences into the misplaced civilization of the “Star People” through well known anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians in addition to the authors’ archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics examine
• Deciphers the background in the back of the mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial quarter and its stone calendar circle and megaliths
Relegated to the area of archaeological heresy, regardless of a wealth of not easy clinical proof, the idea that a sophisticated civilization of black Africans settled within the Sahara lengthy earlier than Pharaonic Egypt existed has been pushed aside or even condemned by means of traditional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian govt. Uncovering compelling new proof, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy current the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic learn helping this highly debated conception of the black African beginning of Egyptian civilization.
Building upon huge reviews from the prior 4 a long time and their very own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic study, the authors exhibit how the early black tradition referred to as the farm animals humans not just domesticated farm animals but additionally had a cosmopolitan grab of astronomy; created abundant rock paintings at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had alternate routes to the Mediterranean coast, crucial Africa, and the Sinai; held religious and occult ceremonies; and built a stone calendar circle and megaliths on the ceremonial website of Nabta Playa akin to Stonehenge, but a lot older. Revealing those “Star People” because the real founders of old Egyptian civilization, this publication thoroughly rewrites the heritage of global civilization, putting black Africa again in its rightful position on the heart of mankind’s origins.
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At the age of fifty-three, toward the end of his academic career, Lockyer indulged in his greatest passion: the study of the astronomies of ancient cultures and the alignments of their temples. ”11 He had read of the magnificent pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt, and so, in November 1890, Lockyer went there to see them for himself. In Cairo he was assisted by the German Egyptologist Heinrich Brugsch, an authority on astronomical inscriptions and drawings found in temples and tombs of pharaohs and noblemen.
In any case, any doubts that Rosita might have furthered about Hassanein’s leadership and abilities as an explorer were soon to be dispelled, for he was already planning— this time, singlehandedly—his next expedition into the deep Sahara. This expedition would make the Kufra journey with Rosita look like a stroll in a London park. The Lost Oasis In the winter of 1922, hardly a year after the events with Rosita Forbes, Hassanein headed for the small Egyptian port of Sollum near the Libyan border.
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Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy