setting: ancient egypt

Detail from the Papyrus of Ani, a richly illustrated copy of the Book of the Dead prepared for the scribe Ani.  Here, Anubis weighs Ani’s heart against the ma’at feather.  Artist unknown; ca. 1250 BCE (19th Dynasty, New Kingdom).  Now in the British Museum.

Arguments That Prove Ancient Egyptians Were Black

Even today, a significant number of mainstream Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians and Hollywood moviemakers continue to deny African people’s role in humankind’s first and greatest civilization in ancient Egypt.

This whitewashing of history negatively impacts Black people and our image in the world. There remains a vital need to correct the misinformation of our achievements in antiquity. 

Melanin is the chemical responsible for skin pigmentation. It’s preserved in fossils for millions of years.

Melanin tests on Egyptian mummies reveal melanin levels only present in Black people.

Modern Egyptians have the blood type B which is the primary blood type of Western Africa. Invaders of ancient Egypt intermixed with the local people who most likely had blood type B.

The white European blood is primarily type A.

Ancient Egyptians only used one term to designate themselves. The term “KMT” literally translates to “the Blacks”.

Cultural commonalities existed between Ethiopians, Egyptians, Colchians, and people of the Southern Levant in practices such as matriarchy, totemism, divine kinship, and cosmology. 

Early Latin eyewitnesses described the ancient Egyptians as black-skinned with wooly hair. The historian Herodotus wrote that the natives of the Nile region are “black with heat.”

Aeschylus, a Greek poet, wrote that Egyptian seaman had “black limbs.”

DNATribes, a genomics company, analyzed the DNA in mummies of Pharaoh Tutankhamen and his family. They revealed the closest living relatives of the mummies are sub-Saharan Africans.

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I don’t understand how people in this century think they are right and the Greek philosopher that saw Egyptian people by himself is a liar…

History can’t be wrong. People from all around have very clearly recorded them in the earliest history known to us as Blacks and they have always described them as “Blacks.”

Egyptians can’t be white if white people can’t even last in the sun long without sun tan lotion!

#BlackHistoryMonth

Peseshet circa the Fourth Dynasty (2613-2494 BCE)

Art by Katie (tumblr, instagram)

Peseshet is one of the earliest known female physicians.  Like Merit-Ptah before her, Peseshet lived in Egypt.  Peseshet was referred to as the “lady overseer of the female physicians” proving that there were a number of female medical professionals working at the time.  Peseshet is believed to have been involved in gynecological and obstetrical training at the ancient Egyptian medical school at Sais.  

Peseshet is buried with a senior court official named Akhethetep who is likely her son.

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Nobrow’s reprint of Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities is almost ready to go!

For those unaware of what the book is, it’s a completely accurate, but very adult, retelling of the most important myth of Ancient Egypt: the murder of the pharaoh Osiris by his brother Set and subsequent battle for the throne between Set and his nephew Horus.

If this book is successful, Pantheon is going to become a series! I’m already doing research on a Norse and a Greek version. 

Order it from Amazon UK (out next month) or from Amazon US (out in July)!