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Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egyptby Robert Bauval
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Presents proof that an advanced black African civilization inhabited the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt - Reveals black Africa to be at the genesis of ancient civilization and the human story - Examines extensive studies into the lost civilization of the Star People by renowned anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians as well as the authors' archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics research - Deciphers the history behind the mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial area and its stone calendar circle and megaliths Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt existed has been dismissed and even condemned by conventional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian government. Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting this hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but also had a sophisticated grasp of astronomy; created plentiful rock art at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had trade routes to the Mediterranean coast, central Africa, and the Sinai; held spiritual and occult ceremonies; and constructed a stone calendar circle and megaliths at the ceremonial site of Nabta Playa reminiscent of Stonehenge, yet much older. Revealing these Star People as the true founders of ancient Egyptian civilization, this book completely rewrites the history of world civilization, placing black Africa back in its rightful place at the center of mankind's origins.
This book intends to reveal black Africa to be at the genesis of ancient civilization and the human story. Here, the author examines studies into the lost civilization by anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians as well as the authors' archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics research. This book also intends to decipher the history behind Nabta Playa ceremonial area and its stone calendar circle and megaliths.
Table of Contents
Strange stones — Wanderlust — Stonehenge in the Sahara — Sirius rising — The Bible, the Hamites, and the Black men — The cattle and the star goddesses — Postscript : discovery of the Kifah cave — Appendix 1. Back to the first time, Vega, Sirius, and Orion agree at Giza — Appendix 2. Sothic cycles and Imhotep's calendar wall — Appendix 3. Saving Nabta Playa — Will the oldest prehistoric astronomical complex in the world be destroyed?
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