By Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy
Provides facts that a complicated black African civilization inhabited the Sahara lengthy ahead of Pharaonic Egypt
• unearths black Africa to be on the genesis of old civilization and the human tale
• Examines broad reports into the misplaced civilization of the “Star People” by way of 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 zone and its stone calendar circle and megaliths
Relegated to the world of archaeological heresy, regardless of a wealth of not easy medical proof, the speculation that a sophisticated civilization of black Africans settled within the Sahara lengthy sooner than Pharaonic Egypt existed has been brushed aside or even condemned via traditional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian govt. Uncovering compelling new facts, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy current the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic study helping this highly debated thought of the black African beginning of Egyptian civilization.
Building upon huge reports from the prior 4 a long time and their very own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic examine, the authors exhibit how the early black tradition referred to as the farm animals humans not just domesticated livestock but in addition had a cosmopolitan take hold of of astronomy; created ample rock artwork at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had alternate routes to the Mediterranean coast, principal Africa, and the Sinai; held non secular and occult ceremonies; and built a stone calendar circle and megaliths on the ceremonial web site of Nabta Playa akin to Stonehenge, but a lot older. Revealing those “Star People” because the actual founders of old 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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There is a strange irony about all these modern explorations and their claims of discovering of this or that lost oases, however: none of these places were lost at all. Instead, they were known to the ancients and were only rediscovered in modern times. Hassanein and Prince Kemal were definitely not the first Egyptians to reach Jebel Uwainat and Gilf Kebir, for the ancient Egyptians had in fact already beaten them to it by several thousands years. 42 Wanderlust The Expeditions of Harkhuf About forty-two hundred years ago, on the very beautiful island of Elephantine near Aswan, a man of high rank named Iry and his eldest son Harkhuf were preparing for the most daring desert expedition ever to be attempted in antiquity or, indeed, even in modern times.
Org/hassaneinbey. 38 Wanderlust Hassanein turned down an offer by Herri to show him more of these rock carvings. He felt that it was not wise to linger too long in these uncertain circumstances. Hassanein did realize, nonetheless, the great importance of his discovery, for he later wrote: “[I]t was in Uwainat that I made the most interesting find of my 2,200-mile journey. I had heard rumors of the existence of certain pictographs on rocks . . ” 9 As we will see, what Hassanein had discovered, although he himself never knew this, was the first irrefutable evidence of a prehistoric presence of humans in this remote part of Egypt.
It was not the possible dangers of the journey, which made my nerves tingle and caused my spirits to mount with exhilaration—dangers are merely a part of the day’s work in the desert. It was the realization that I was to explore hidden places; that I should go through a region hitherto untrodden by one of my own kind, and make, perhaps, some contribution, small though it might be, to the sum of human knowledge. 2 Hassanein reached the first of the lost oases, Arkenu, after eight days of marching in blistering heat at daytime and bitter cold at night.