By Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy
Provides facts that a complicated black African civilization inhabited the Sahara lengthy ahead of Pharaonic Egypt
• finds black Africa to be on the genesis of historical civilization and the human tale
• Examines huge reports into the misplaced civilization of the “Star People” by means of popular anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians in addition to the authors’ archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics study
• Deciphers the historical past at the back of the mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial zone and its stone calendar circle and megaliths
Relegated to the world of archaeological heresy, regardless of a wealth of challenging clinical facts, the speculation that a complicated civilization of black Africans settled within the Sahara lengthy prior to Pharaonic Egypt existed has been brushed aside or even condemned via 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 examine aiding this highly debated conception of the black African beginning of Egyptian civilization.
Building upon wide experiences from the previous 4 many years 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 livestock but in addition had a worldly seize of astronomy; created ample rock paintings at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had alternate routes to the Mediterranean coast, significant Africa, and the Sinai; held religious and occult ceremonies; and developed 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 precise founders of historical Egyptian civilization, this publication thoroughly rewrites the heritage of worldwide civilization, putting black Africa again in its rightful position on the heart of mankind’s origins.
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Their contacts sometimes stretched very far, as is evidenced by unearthed objects made of raw materials that were not to be found in the vicinity, and must have been brought in from outside. The best example of such long-distance imports is a nose plug made of turquoise, the closest sources of which are located 1000 km. to the north on the Sinai Peninsula. Shells were brought in Wanderlust 49 either from the Nile, 100 km. away, or from the Red Sea much further to the east. . Ivory was brought from the south, since elephants, which belonged among the Ethiopian fauna, could not survive in such dry savanna.
With a man from the land of Yam] . . so that His Majesty Merenre, my royal Lord, shall know [that I went to the land of Timhiu] following the chief of the land of Yam. After having given satisfaction Wanderlust 45 to this celebrated chief . . I returned with three hundred donkeys burdened with incense, ebony, hekenu perfume, grain, panther skins, elephant tusks, many boomerangs, and all kinds of beautiful and good presents. When the chief of Irtet-Setu-Wa-Wat saw how strong and numerous were the troops of the land of Yam returning with me towards the residence [marching] in the company of the army which had been sent with me, he handed over, to be given to me, bulls and goats and guided me through the ways of the hills of Irtet—because of the skill and the vigilance which I had shown, more than any other Companion, Chief of interpreters, former envoy to the land of Yam.
The Egyptologists concluded that even if Yam was in the Egyptian Sahara, it must have been one of the habitable oases, either Kharga or Dakhla. As far as they were concerned, Gilf Kebir and Jebel Uwainat, let alone anywhere beyond these, were simply too far and out of reach for Harkhuf. 44 Wanderlust Nevertheless, some open-minded Egyptologists admitted that Yam’s “location remains uncertain. . ”14 This last statement— that ancient inscriptions could resolve the issue—was uncanny, for, as we will soon see, that is precisely what did happen in late 2007: ancient inscriptions were found that finally helped locate the lost kingdom of Yam.