The Black People Who Built Ancient Egypt

The Black People Who Built Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was built by the Black people who occupied the land between the 2nd Cataract of the Nile River starting in the Sudan and all the way down into the Nile Delta and into the Meditterenean Sea known as Kemet the land of the Blacks.

The Black Origins Of Ancient Egypt

The History of the Black African people of Kemet can be divided between the Pre-Dynastic era before the Pharoahs and the Dynastic period after establishment of the First Dynasty by the First Black Pharaoh Menes or Narmer in 3100 BC.

The Origins of Kemet or Egypt lie in the Ancient Black Ethiopian Empire which stretched from the Highlands in Kenya all the way into the Lowlands of the Nile Delta into the Mediterranean and across the Red Sea.

Kemet which was a land occupied by Black people was the name given to the Northern Part of Ancient Ethiopia starting at the 2nd Cataract of the Nile River starting in the Sudan and all the way down to the Nile Delta before the Nile emptied itself into the Mediterranean Sea.

The disintegration of the Ancient Ethiopian Empire saw the inhabitants of the Region between the 2nd Cataract of the Nile and the Mediterranean Sea create a Black Civilization that would be later identified as Kemet or Egypt.

From the Pre-History of the area based on Anthropological studies and fossil discoveries dating to the Stone Age, most notably by Raymond Dart as well as Mary and Robert Leakey, the area from the Kenya, Sudan and into the Nile Delta was inhabited by the earliest Black Human Ancestors encompassing all the stages of Human evolution up to modern Homo Sapien Man.

The inhabitants of this area area and first Man is recognised as Black due to the Melanin adaptation necessary to survive in Tropical Climates in order to protect the Skin.  As such, the land of Kemet was known as the “black land” or “land of the blacks” as a description of the Black skin colour of the Black people who lived in Egypt .

The people of early Kemet were therefore the Black Africans that emerged out of the natural evolution of Homo Sapien Man in East Africa.

The fact that Egypt was founded by the Black people from East Africa who started the Nile Valley Civilization is also confirmed in the chronicles of Herodotus, the Greek Historian who described the people of Ancient Egypt as possessing “Black skin..wooly hair and having broad thick lips”.

This description fits the early African inhabitants of the land of Egypt who can still be observed in the Sudan today.

Upper and Lower Egypt

The early Black African people of Egypt were split into two separate African Kingdoms known as Upper and Lower Kemet.

Upper Kemet (Upper Egypt) was in the African interior beginning in the Sudan area of the 2nd Cataract of the Nile, with Lower Kemet (Lower Egypt) starting at the Nile Delta all they way up to the Border with the Mediterranean Sea.

Black Africans Of Kemet

Lower Egypt was also close to Asia, and was the first to experience the influence of Asians, Arabs and Meditterenean Europeans who came into contact with the Black people of Lower Egypt through established Trade links which probably existed during the Ancient Ethiopian Empire and continued even after its disintegration.

Its been suggested that although in this period the inhabitants of both Upper and Lower Egypt were predominantly Black, the external influences in Lower Egypt led to Religious conflicts with her Southern neighbour, Upper Egypt which was based in Sudan in the African interior.

It may also be the case that the Black Africans of Southern Egypt wanted to sieze control of the Trade with Asia and Europe from Northern Kemet for their own benefit.

As a result in 3100 BC a war was fought between Menes leader of the Southerners and The Scorpion King of Northern Egypt for the control of both Upper and Lower Egypt.

Menes from the South emerged victorious whereafter he established the First Black Dynasty of Kemet (Egypt) by uniting both Upper and Lower Kemet under one Crown.

Thus the land of Kemet later to be called Egypt became unified and a Black Pharaoh.

Contact between the Black people of Lower Egypt with Asia and Europe continued at the Nile Delta but Black African men and women continued to rule Kemet exclusively until 1650 BCE when the Hyksos from Asia invaded and conquered Kemet.

The Decline and Conquest Of Kemet

From the period of the Hyksos, the Black Pharaohs of Egypt from the South would emerge periodically but most notably under Pharaoh Ahmose I, who founded the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt in 1550 BC thereby re-establishing African control of both Upper and Lower Egypt until the invasion of the Assyrians under King Ashurbanipal in 663 BCE who eventually expelled the Black Africans from Lower Egypt permanently.

Thereafter the Black Africans of Egypt retreated to the South where the Africans continued to rule from the Ancient Black African Kingdoms of the South like Kush and Meroe.

After the decline of Kush and Meroe which lasted from 500BC to about 400 AD, other African Civilizations would emerge in the South and West of Africa beginning with Ghana followed by Mali/Songahi and their successors all of which benefited from the legacy of Ancient Kemet. 

In the final analysis, there is no doubt that Ancient Egypt existed as one United Black African Kingdom in the land between the Sudan and the Nile Delta which forms part of modern day Egypt in both the Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic era of Ancient Kemet later called Egypt by the Greeks.

Furthermore, before the invasions of the Hyksos, Assyrians, Greeks and Romans, the Black Africans of Ancient Kemet had already created an Ancient Civilization whose Ancient Teachings provided knowledge in the Arts of Civilization in areas such as  Medicine, Science, Astronomy and Philosophy that contributed to the development of Greek Civilization.

In Africa’s Egypt, Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan takes you on a breathtaking tour of the Ancient Egypt that was ruled and built by Black Africans before the Assyrian conquest of Lower Egypt.

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