northeast africa

anonymous asked:

I thought Egyptians who are Arab are not indigenous because the ancient Egyptians were black ?? Or dark skin at least

1. Black is a modern racial construct, Ancient Egyptians weren’t calling themselves black back then

2. Yes there were Ancient Egyptians that existed that would be classified as black in today’s society and there were those who wouldn’t

3. Arab is a political, cultural, and linguistic term, not an ethnic one. Egypt began identifying as Arab during the 1950s as a resistance to British’s colonalism when Gamal Abdel Nasser came into leadership and the pan-Arabism movement began to take hold 

4. Dark skinned Arabs exist

Like what Researcher  S. O. Y. Keita at Howard University and  any others who’ve studies Egypt say:

“The results of analyses of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the Y chromosome in the living Egyptian population show the existence of very old African lineages that are consistent with the fossil remains and of younger lineages of more recent evolution, along with evidence of the assimilation of later migrants from the Near East and Europe; mtDNA is passed only through the female line, from mother to offspring, and the relevant part of the Y chromosome, the nonrecombining section, passes only from father to son. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences…There is no scientific reason to believe that the primary ancestors of the Egyptian population emerged and evolved outside of northeast Africa…. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences"

And one from Lloyd

“Despite increasing foreign influence after the Second Intermediate Period, not only did Egyptian culture remain intact  but the people themselves, as represented by the dental samples, appear biologically constant as well”

April 20, 2017 - Ferruginous Duck, Ferruginous Pochard, or White-eyed Pochard (Aythya nyroca)

These ducks are found in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, in several distinct populations. Their winter range in the Middle East, northeast and central Africa, and Southeast Asia overlaps with their breeding range. They eat seeds, aquatic plants and invertebrates, small fish, and amphibians, dabbling at the surface, upending, or diving. Nesting alone or in loose groups, they build low platforms from reeds and other vegetation on the ground, among reeds, or on floating vegetation. Females incubate the eggs alone. They are classified as Near Threatened mostly due to destruction and alteration of their wetland habitats, along with hunting, introduced predators, entanglement in fishing nets, and hybridization with other species of duck.

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Brazilians Keep African Culture Alive in Salvador

REMEMBER, the ancient Egyptian Empire existed in Central , South America, Indonesia along with West Africa before it existed in Northeast Africa.

The Ugewelle Culture of Ancient Nigeria(6000 BCE) was an outlet of the Kemetic Empire in West Africa.

So lets reflect. Why is Mexico and Africa so Poor and why does Spain have one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe? 

Why do we now have yet another White Pope ( Italian from South America ) even though Catholics are now mostly Latino / Hispanic?

Why has African art, traditions, Customs, Rituals and Fashion  been copied to advance the hidden agendas ( secret societies)  of our closeted enemies? 

 I don’t hate the oppressors, I feel sorry for him because he is going to get his and that is why all these conservatives who have several guns know they have to pay for what they did, are doing and what their ancestors did. While I don’t believe in violence there are those who do.

I also don’t believe in reverse racism.  There are children reading all of this, lets be mindful of this. If we want to eradicate racism we must do so in constructive ways. The same nonblacks who put Obama in office are eager to learn about the truth and how we can change things. Black power this and the white man that wont help because that is reverse racism. We all know that Black racist are very rare and cease to exist primarily black culture is not only influenced by African culture but Europeans culture. If Blacks and other races don’t assimilate white culture they simply wont make it. It’s reality. 

An empty wagon makes a lot of noise. My wagon is full

Let that marinate. 

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A Comb seems pretty insignificant nowadays and that may be True, so much so that people don’t even realize they are holding a Prestigious tool that highlights and points to our Rich African History as innovators. The comb is significant because the oldest Afro comb on record dates back over 6,000 years and as you know already, Hair retains DNA and characteristics distinct to a particular people, and that is people with melanin and our various strands of curly hair. 

Some Historians minimize the fact that African People developed the “civilized world”, They deny that the people who built societies and Kingdoms along with various tools and systems to educate were Non-European so they hate any and all of the countless facts that prove it, including the Hair Comb. Long before ancient Greece or Rome the ancient civilizations in Northeast Africa and West Africa created many things including this simple tool for grooming.  West Africa has an ancient Adinkra symbol “Duafe” were a Comb is depicted showing their innovation that gets overlooked as well. These ancient Combs have animals carved into them that are found throughout Africa and are significant in History. They were used in prestigious Ceremonies and are depicted in Ancient African Art. The comb hasn’t changed that much since its creation, it still has cultural significance with the popularization of the Black Power Fist Comb during the 70’s. Next time you Hold a Comb, realize you are Holding a piece of your Rich and Royal African History. SanCopha! Written By: @Champion_Us

Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteria cyanea)

…also known as the Common Wattle-eye or Scarlet-spectacled Wattle-eye, the brown-throated wattle-eye is a species of wattle-eye (Platysteiridae) that is known to breed in west central and northeast tropical Africa. Brown-throated wattle-eyes are typically encountered in secondary forest and other wooded areas. They are even known to occupy gardens. Like other members of the family Platysteiridae, P. cyanea is insectivorous, foraging in small groups for a variety of insects and other invertebrates. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Platysteiridae-Platysteria-P. cyanea

Image: Tom Tarrant

Greece says vast, significant ancient tomb unearthed in north

Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country’s northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday.

It marks a significant discovery from the early Hellenistic era, although a Culture Ministry official said there was no evidence yet to suggest a link to Alexander the Great, who died in 323 B.C. after an unprecedented military campaign through the Middle East, Asia and northeast Africa, or his family.

The official said the Amphipolis site, situated about 100 km (65 miles) northeast of Greece’s second-biggest city Thessaloniki, appeared to be the largest ancient tomb to have been discovered in Greece. Read more.

Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteria cyanea)

Also known as the common wattle-eye or the scarlet-spectacled wattle-eye, the brown-throated wattle-eye is a species of Wattle-eye (Platysteiridae) which breeds in west central and northeast tropical Africa. Brown-throated wattle-eyes are commonly found in areas of secondary forest and other woodland areas. Where they will forage in small groups for a wide range of insects and other arthropods.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Platysteiridae-Platysteria-P. cyanea

Image: Tom Tarrant 

Very little DNA has been retrieved from ancient Egyptian remains, and there are not many studies on the modern population. However, the results of analyses of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the Y chromosome in the living Egyptian population show the existence of very old African lineages that are consistent with the fossil remains and of younger lineages of more recent evolution, along with evidence of the assimilation of later migrants from the Near East and Europe; mtDNA is passed only through the female line, from mother to offspring, and the relevant part of the Y chromosome, the nonrecombining section, passes only from father to son. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences…There is no scientific reason to believe that the primary ancestors of the Egyptian population emerged and evolved outside of northeast Africa…. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences
—  by S. O. Y. Keita, Senior Research Associate, National Human Genome Center, Howard University; Research Associate, Anthropology, Smithsonian Institute