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Anthony Kyei-Barffour (@chicat)
2 months ago

Every so often, when black people get caught up in the power play of relevance, and this is not unique to our particular ethnicity, they try to look to something from the past upon which to ground their own sense of importance. When faced with the task of trying to portray how they have contributed in shaping human civilization, they look down the corridors of history, in an attempt to look for something, a group, or civilization to connect to in fulfillment of that goal. Whenever they are thrust into that game of having to justify their existence to the cause of the advancement of human civilization, they always look down history to Ancient Egypt or Kemet or Nubia or even Ethiopia as means of achieving that goal.

It is not uncommon to find a lot of black people attempt to trace their ancestry to ancient Egypt, but the question remains, just how much of that is true. Can Black Subsaharan Africans be traced to Ancient Egypt? And if they are, how much evidence exists today to back that up. The following questions are meant to help any reader come to their own conclusions on the veracity or otherwise of such widely held notions of the origins of Black People.

1- Is Africa a continent for the black race? And do all blacks belong to the same Negro race, and did they live in Egypt only while the continent of Africa was devoid of them?

2- If ancient Egyptians were black Africans, then left “their home” to live in sub-Saharan Africa “SSA” after an invasion, those migrants should have the knowledge, language, religion and culture of Egypt in their heads, so what happened to all of that?

3- Structures; Real ancient Egyptians documented all aspects of their live on the walls of temples and tombs from war to dancing. So, they should have made every corner in SSA tells their story but the fact is shocking; it looks like no one of the master builders of the ancient world took 5 minutes of their precious time to carve a single hieroglyphic symbol anywhere in their new societies?

4- Language, can they name one African tribe in sub-Saharan countries that speaks ancient Egyptian? Why did they not continue naming their children according to their “heritage”? While in Egypt there are more than 3,000 ancient Egyptian names still in use, such as Ramses, Ahmose, Mina, and Merit, why are there no hieroglyphic words in their languages, just as there are more than 50,000 ancient Egyptian words? In the Egyptian slang?

5- Religion; is anyone aware of an African tribe that worshiped ancient Egyptian gods? What about the dead, they were buried without mummification? Any mummies in SSA? Has one ancient Egyptian tomb ever discovered there?

6- Culture; were ancient Egyptian clothes, jewelry, statues or papyrus ever found in SSA? Are their dancing, music and traditions related to ancient Egypt in anyway? Do they celebrate ancient Egyptian feasts? Do they even have a calendar?

7- All these elements and more should have survived in part or in whole or at least affected the western African and sub-Saharan societies if they had any interaction with ancient Egyptians much less receiving a migration from ancient Egypt.

8- In addition, this whole Afrocentric circus started last century while Egypt was invaded by Greeks, Romans and Arabs between the fourth century BC to the seventh century AD. How can they explain 1300 + years of “radio silence”?

9- The only way to achieve the so-called Afrocentric scenario is for whatever invader to find a way to wipe out the memory of the so-called black African ancient Egyptians then stripping them naked to make sure they don’t have anything that can possibly be related to Egypt before showing them the way to the south?! Can they show the world any sign of ancient Egypt where they came from?

10- Whoever invented this lie didn’t realize that it is self-insulting? They simply branded themselves as cowards who left “their home” after being colonized. The truth is the exact opposite; Egyptians, whom they call “invaders”, suffered HORRIBLE times under the rule of many foreigners but never left their land. Real Egyptians are not rats to escape their country in the face of an invasion.