You simply cannot celebrate anything about Black History without remembering the pioneering work done by the great Cheikh Anta Diop, the. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician. He should be considered as one of. Cheikh Anta Diop, The African Origin of Civilization. Myth or Reality. Edited and Translated by Mercer Cook. Lawrence Hill and Co., New York.

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Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop.

Quotes from The African Origi Enter your email civiljzation to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I only wish Mr. Sep 17, J. I cannot say enough about this man and his life’s work. The ancient Egyptians were Negroes.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Return to Book Page. Nov 04, Khemauset Ankh rated it really liked it. Dec 26, Justin rated it it was ok. Thank you for visiting my blog, and posting a comment on this great man. Every person of African prigin should read this book.

The leading Egyptologists of the 19th century argued against the Negro origin of Egyptians, and their theories of a white Egyptian race won ou The author argues that the ancient Egyptians Anu were Negroes. Piece by piece, Diop has begun to remove the layers of speculation, misinformation, deliberate falsehoods and European nationalisms that have distorted the writing of world history for afrlcan last four or five hundred years.


I had heard the his general thesis projected before by other researchers, but when I read this book with the detailed evidence I was more than convinced. Aug 30, Miss Makaveli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now I’m on the lookout for books and other art that presents ancient Egypt as Black.

Sorry it took so long to read. Diop stakes out his positions very clearly. The historical evidence and analysis convincingly indicated that ancient Egypt has black origins. One needs only to meditate on Osiristhe redeemer-god who sacrifices himself, dies, and is resurrected to save mankind, a figure essentially identifiable with Christ.

The Ancient Egyptians practiced circumcision and had matriarchy, which are scarce throughout European history.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop

The writing of the history of Africa and the history of the world has not been the same since Cheikh Anta Diop. Yurco note that among peoples outside Egypt, the Nubians were closest ethnically to the Egyptians, shared the same culture in the predynastic period, and used the same pharaonoic political structure.

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Trivia About The African Origi This book was a in good condition as advertised. Firstly, this is insulting. View all 18 comments. A good resource for research.

Sometimes it’s interesting to go back and look at those book just to how much influence such reading has on you AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. So while I find cibilization occasional descent into skull-measuring tedious, I recognise its necessity. Feb civikization, Murvin rated it it was amazing. The entire book is a refutation to the so-called European and other historians, anthropologists, philosophers who have performed “scientific” and intellectual acrobatics in order to remove the African from Ancient Egypt.


Anthropology sans Complaisance ], and many others. The young Diop must have been surprised when he slowly understood that ancient Egyptian was closely related to his mother tongue. Books by Cheikh Anta Diop. The leading Egyptologists of the 19th century argued against the Negro origin of Egyptians, and their theories of a white Egyptian race won out regardless of the evidence.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dr. Here are the books I read from Pr. Europeans construed their material upper hand as meaning that they were also more superior in terms of morality, societal behaviors and in basically every other way.

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Pythagorean mathematics, the theory of the four elements of Thales of Miletus, Epicurean materialism, Platonic idealism, Judaism Islam, and modern science are rooted in Egyptian cosmology and science. We must remember that the overwhelmingly settler populations of modern Egypt had nothing to do with ancient Pharaonic civilizations that we all admire. Well Cheikh Anta Diop proved origun all wrong! See all customer images. Wonderful it is to have an alternate, truer picture of African people.

Moreover, he had earned two PhDs:

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