The African Origin of Civilization has ratings and 48 reviews. Zanna said: Soundtrack to this review – please listen:)The Ancient Egyptians, th. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician. He should be considered as one of. Get this from a library! The African origin of civilization: myth or reality. [Cheikh Anta Diop] — From the Publisher: Edited and translated by Mercer Cook. Laymen .

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Some of these theories propose that the Egyptians came from the North, which is ridiculous, and others create White races with dark skin.

Here are the books I read from Pr. Oct 03, Willard Rose rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. What do we find in Mesopotamia? The Swiss archaeologist Charles Bonnet’s discoveries at the site of Kerma shed some light on the theories of Diop. He doesn’t shy away from criticism or from acknowledging that some gaps need to be filled in.

Nov 04, Khemauset Ankh rated it really liked it. The Egyptians and Nahasi were different shades of reddish-brown.

Far too often people ask me “what color where the ancient ‘Egyptians’- it shouldn’t matter but it is cheik to matter as the people of amazing civilizations, technologies, magics, arts and literature, just to name a few things that we still use to this day. Their gods were there, and the heads of those gods were painted coal black.

Diop lays out two primary reasons as to why ancient Egypt likely sprung from black Africa. This highly technical and scholarly book is fast becoming a classic in the study of ancient African history. Wonderful it is to have an alternate, truer picture of African people.


Return to Book Page. Are the wars, conflicts and quarrels among the English, Irish, Welsh and Scots based on racial hostility? The more convincing reason civilizstion that ancient Egyptians as well as ancient writers in general believed that it did. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician.

There are illustrations showing black and brown Nubians and others showing brown and black Egyptians. This book is, at times, a rather difficult read, as it contains quite a bit of technical and scientific proofs and arguments. The next reply was oribin don’t think we should assign race to them, I never thought about it’ That is ‘colourblindness’ or raceblindness, which is really racism-blindness, isn’t it? It gained a much wider audience for doop work.

Top Posts of the Day. It is a definitive work without a doubt Highly recommended reading. We should not get over it.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

He was able to determine their melanin content accurately, and later published his technique and methodology for the melanin dosage test in scholarly journals. Feb 22, Lynne rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, Egyptology up to had been part and parcel of the ideology of scientific racism. Myth or Reality, Precolonial Black Africa. Diop’s work has posed important questions about the cultural bias civilizaion in scientific research.

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

An Authentic Anthropology [ Civilisation ou Barbarie: The pale folks who came to Egypt before it fell were usually prisoners of war who became slaves Egyptians could not be enslaved.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. These people whom ask me such shallow questions want and wnta to remember them as white. 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. This notion, of course, is not rooted in actuality, but instead in racism, contempt, and a eurocentric sense of superiority.

He was also t he only African student of his generation to have received a training in egyptology. His analysis on societies and how they developed would be seen as Marxist, yet he manages to provide enough evidence and analysis to support his thesis. He obtained pigment eiop Egyptian mummies and tested for their melanin content. If you’re up for the qfrican hopefully you will be because it’s SO worth the effort Tremendous amount of afircan within these pages.

My Hannibal obsession continues You have to constantly zfrican and check out the references, which makes it very insightful in my opinion. Soundtrack to this review – please listen: Even on the grounds of the essentialist concept of race it propounds, it is incorrect.

Any one really familiar with ancient Egyptian art would know this. There is more archeological evidence about.