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Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of Black Africans settled in the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt existed has been dismissed and even condemned by conventional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian government.

Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting this hugely debated theory of the B;ack African origin of Egyptian civilization.

Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early Black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but also had a sophisticated grasp of astronomy; created plentiful rock art at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had trade routes to the Mediterranean coast, central Africa, and the Sinai; held spiritual and occult ceremonies; and constructed a stone calendar circle and megaliths at the ceremonial site of Nabta Playa.

©2011 Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy (P)2018 Tantor

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missing details

Lots of the contents could have been explained more in details, especially the use of specific terminology.
overall not really catchy book

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  • 26-04-2019

So interesting

Great story. So interesting. But difficult to follow at times. The constant reading of exact dates and distances distracted me from the story. I understand the need. And I have the attention span of a toddler.

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  • 05-09-2019

Great Read

Enjoyed. Hearing about Egypt before pharaohs Hears hoping they protect this site and others because this History

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  • bidderpinkdog
  • 22-03-2019

Incredible

An inspiring and detailed account of the origin of ancient Egyptian civilization. Thoroughly researched and well thought out presentation of the Black genesis of civilization. I am prouder to be a Black African after hearing this masterful work. Any seriously curious student of human civilization and/or African history ought to listen to this work.

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  • Othel Rolle
  • 08-07-2018

Finally Truth Revealed on an Ancient Culture

What I really like about this book is that they take a scientific approach to revealing the origins of ancient Egyptian civilization. The book is not read as a boring treatise on history but lively and thought provoking masterpiece. The book seeks only to present the facts without propaganda.

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  • Mike
  • 12-12-2019

Enlightening

Thanks to the authors for their dedication, hard work, and for publishing an audio version of their work.

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  • TRELL
  • 25-11-2018

Powerful

Everyone needs to know of these great contributions to our current knowledge of time and it's relation to star maps.... Powerful contributions

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  • Barclay Brown
  • 05-06-2018

Intriguing and Bold

This was a great read. I definitely recommend anybody that's interested in the history of Egypt to listen. Listening to Page makes you feel as if your on a expedition yourself into the remote desert.

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  • JD
  • 17-06-2018

Excellent!

A lot of good information. I learned a lot knew things about archeology almost made want to change careers.

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  • Stanley Tyrone Everett
  • 10-12-2020

This book is a good starting point for truth.

The truths that are in this book gives me comfort in knowing that there are still people out there who seeks unbiased truth and presents at least fundamental evidence of that truth. Great book for African Americans to read.

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