The Story Of Kemet

Kemet was called Ethiopia (land of the people with burnt faces) by Ancient Greek Writers, and based on Historical evidence, the History of Egyptian Kemetic Civilization starts in the Nubian South.

The History Egyptian Kemetic Civilization entered a new era when Upper and Lower Egypt were Unified by the Kushite King Narmer resulting in the establishment of Memphis as the first Nome (Province) of a Unified Egypt thereby initiating the Old Kingdom of Kemet which marked a Golden Age in Egyptian Kemetic Civilization.

Historical Origins Of Kemet

The Historical origins of Kemet lie in Ta-Seti which is the world’s oldest civilization that existed before Ancient Egypt with its origins in the Nile Valley.

Ta-Seti was known as The Land Of The Bow which was the main weapon of the Nubians .

By at least 3 800 BC, the Ta-Seti Egyptian Kemetic Civilization had risen to become the most powerful Chieftancy in the Nile Valley region during the Unified late Naqada Period of Egyptian History.

The Qustul Tombs near the Sudanese border show the existence of an early  Egyptian Kemetic Civilization Culture because various symbols of Ta-Seti Royalty were later adopted in Ancient Egypt or Kemet once Upper and Lower Egypt had been Unified by Narmer.

These Nubian Egyptian Kemetic Civilization Historical artefacts such as an incense burner, a Palace facade, and a King wearing the Southern Nubian Kushite Crown sitting on a Throne in a boat bearing the Royal standard of the Falcon God Horus suggest that Egyptian Kemetic Civilization was already established by 3 800 BC in the Nile Valley.

The Unification Of Upper and Lower Egypt That Created Kemet

Historical artefacts such as the Narmer Palette suggest that by 3300-3500 BC the Egyptian Kemetic Civilization with its beginnings at Ta-Seti had led to the creation of a Unified Northern and Southern Egypt called Kemet.

After the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt to form Kemet, the Nome of Memphis was established as the first Nome of Kemet to serve as a defensive colony to protect the interior from invasion.

Kemet then extended its Nomes (Provinces) into the Delta and all the way into the Meditterenean under Pharaoh Thutmose III in the period during when the Egyptian Kemetic Civilization reached its greatest territorial extent.

In this period Kemet adopted and developed the Egyptian Kemetic Civilization Culture it had inherited such as the Osirian Religion and the Hieroglyphic Medu Neter Script which had already been developed before the existence of Dynastic Egypt as the model for Civilization in Kemet.

Legacy Of Kemet

Based on the Narmer Palette and Archaeological excavations at sites like Qustul, evidence suggest that the History of Kemet and the Egyptian Kemetic Civilization dates back to at least 3 800BC.

Historically, the founders of Egyptian Kemetic Civilization in Kemet were the Ta-Seti Culture from the South who also continued to exert their influence on Dynastic Kemet, most notably through the Black Pharaohs who would periodically conquer Kemet from the South to restore the Southern Egyptian Kemetic Civilization Traditions that had given birth to Kemet.

Once Dynastic Kemet came into existence, Kemet (Egypt) continued to build upon the Template of Egyptian Kemetic Civilization with its Historical origins in the Pre-Colonial Black African Nubian culture which has made one of the biggest contributions to world Civilization as the world’s oldest Civilization.

Furthermore, despite the fact that Kemet (Egypt) traded with and was occupied by different populations over time, the essential characteristics of Historical Egyptian Kemetic Civilization such as Egyptian Kemetic Spirituality were already established by the time Dynastic Egypt came into existence.

The Egyptian Kemetic Civilization of the Nile Valley is also important because it gave birth to Egyptian Kemetic Spirituality which was based on the:

i)  Egyptian Kemetic Theology of Creation found in the Ennead of Heliopolis and the Memphite Theology;

ii) Ausarian Religion;

iii) 42 Divine Laws Of Maat;

iii) 42 Divine Laws Of Maat;

iv) Funerary Texts such as the Egyptian Book of the Dead which spoke to the afterlife. 

Egyptian Kemetic Civilization in the Nile Valley was thereforefore able to flourish because Egyptian Kemetic Spirituality provided a foundation for Law and Order at both at the Cosmic and Individual level which governed Earthly life in a Spiritual manner in Kemet. 

As a result, one of the most important Historical legacies of Egyptian Kemetic Civilization is Egyptian Kemetic Spirituality whose teachings from Kemet such as the 42 Laws Of Maat have formed the ethical basis for Greek Philosophy and the world’s major Western Religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam and so Kemet is an important part of Africa’s History in Antiquity

 

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