I know I promised that my Saturday posts would present the facts behind the African origin of Ancient Egypt. However, since I've neglected several Saturdays. I figured I'd post this one. Renowned author Robert Bauval's upcoming book, Black Genesis: The Quest for the Origins will make this case. While Mr. Bauval's book is not scheduled for release until next year, he has posted a brief video explaining part of his argument on YouTube.
Bauval's arguments include analysis of Nabta Playa, the monolith site approximately 70 miles west of Abu Simbel in the region between Egypt and Sudan (read Nubia/Kush). The site was initially considered irrelevant; however recent study has identified it as a stone circle calendar complete with the accompanying markers for the vernal equinox helical rising of several stars. The Ancient Khamites used these sorts of calculations to create the calendar which some argue is still more precise than the one in major use today. The creators of the site might have even been able to identify the 26,000 year cycle referred to as the Great Year. During this period, the stars seem to "reset" themselves in their positioning in our sky.
Why is all of this important you might ask? Well, the proponents of the argument of a European or Asian genesis to the amazing society of Ancient Egypt state that since the region demonstrated no sign of "high culture" prior to the unification of the two lands (Smai Tawi), the originators must have come from outside. This argument is rendered fallicious as signs of high culture in the region prior to Smai Tawi are unearthened. Carbon dating of the ancient camp fires around the Nabta Playa site have placed its creation at near 6,000 BCE. - around three millennia before the beginning of Ancient Kemet! Bauval even cites cave paintings in the region which are of people of African descent.
I must say I was surprised by Bauval's thesis. I would have expected him to follow the argument outlined by some of his collaborators (including John Anthony West). They argue that there must have been a foreign origin as well ... Atlanteans! Folks, we have seen bizarre arguments which refuse to give Africans credit for anything! Once again, our ancestors will continue to be vindicated. Until next time, Shem Hetep!