Was Egypt A Black African Civilization?

Was Egypt A Black African Civilization?

According to Historian Chiekh Anta Diop, Nile Valley Ancient Egyptian Civilization in Kemet was created by Black African people of Nubian origin from the Ta-Seti culture.

The Black African Nubian Kingdom Of Ta-Seti Before Ancient Egypt

The Kingdom of Ta-Seti which is the world’s oldest civilization that existed before Ancient Egypt (Kemet) with its origins in the Nile Valley was a Black African Civilization.

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

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

For this reason, Ta-Seti is considered the world’s oldest Civilization which gave birth to Egypt (Kemet).

These Black African Nubian Kushite 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 since a unified Nubian Monarchy was already established at Ta-Seti by 3 800 BC, Ta Seti is older than Ancient Egypt (Kemet) and it provided the Template for Egyptian Kingship once Upper and Lower Egypt were later united under Narmer’s Dynasty.

The Unification Of Upper and Lower Egypt By Narmer

Egyptian artefacts such as the Narmer Palette suggest that by 3300-3500 BC the relationship between Egypt and Kush was such that the development of Kushite Civilization led directly to the creation of Egypt.

The Kushite Nubians of Pre-Dynastic Egypt from Ta-Seti had already founded their own Nubian Dynasty by the time the Kushite King Narmer (Menes) created Egypt by uniting the Upper (Southern) and Lower (Northern) Nubian Kushite lands.

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

Egypt then extended its Nomes (Provinces) into the Delta and all the way into the Mediterranean under Pharaoh Thutmose III in the period during when Egypt reached its greatest territorial extent.

Was Egypt a Black Civilization

From the 1st-30th Dynasties of Ancient Egypt, people from the Meditterenean such as the Hyksos, Assyrians, Greeks and Romans traded with and also invaded a Black African Egypt.


Based on the Narmer Palette and Archaeological excavations at sites like Qustul, evidence suggest that Ancient Egypt was a Black African Civilization in the beginning.

Throughout Egypt’s existence, Black African Egyptians interacted with other races from Europe and the Mediterrenean Nations and the result was that other people besides Black Africans formed part of Ancient Egyptian Civilization.

Nevertheless, the founders of the Nile Valley Civilization of Ancient Egypt in Kemet were Black Africans of the Ta-Seti Culture from the South who continued to exert their influence on Dynastic Egypt, most notably through the Black Pharaohs who would periodically conquer Egypt from the South to restore Egyptian Independence and Black African Cultural Traditions from the Ta-Seti Culture.

As such, it can be said that the character and fabric of Ancient Egypt remained that of a Black African Civilization with its origins in the Ta-Seti Black African Culture of the South which was inhereted by the first Egyptian King Narmer.

Subsequent developments in Dynastic Ancient Egypt did not alter the underlying Black African Model of Egyptian Civilization with its origins in the Pre-Colonial Black African Nubian Ta-Seti culture which has made one of the biggest contributions to world Civilization as the world’s oldest Civilization.

Despite the fact that Egypt traded with and was occupied by different races over time especially at the end of the Old Kingdom does not take away from the fact that Egyptian Civilization in Kemet was created by Black African people of Nubian origin from the Ta-Seti culture.

The fundamental features of Ancient Egyptian Civilization were Black African such as its Osirian Religion and the Hieroglyphic Medu Neter Script because these had already been developed before the existence of Dynastic Egypt by the Nile Valley Civilization Black Africans of the Ta-Seti Culture prior to the Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt by Narmer.