Egypt's black genesis: Locating the secret under-world of ancient Egypt and the lost 'Hall of Records'
Dir. Prof. Catherine Acholonu-Olumba
In their most recent publication, 'Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Egyptian Civilization' (2011), Egyptologist, engineer and author of many best-selling titles on Egypt, Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy (Ph.D), have detailed their field-work discoveries of undeniable evidence of a Black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Their work involved tracking pre-historic artifacts left behind by Negroid inhabitants of the Egyptian Sahara - ancestors of the Bedouins and the Tebu - present day inhabitants of the Western desert of Egypt. These included stone records, cave paintings, stone circles very similar to the Nigerian monolith circles. Bauval et. al. revealed in their publication that in 1998, Professor Fred Wendorf, an American Anthropologist, and his colleagues, astronomer Kim Malville and fellow anthropolgist Romuald Schild had announced in the respected scientific journal 'Nature', that they had discovered the oldest astronomical megalith site in the world, predating Stonehenge by at least 1000 years - a location in Egypt's Western Desert, 100 kilometers west of Abu Simbel. They had called the site Nabta Playa. "Wendorf and his team then concluded that the African-origin prehistoric people of Nabta Playa were most probably the ancestors of the pharaohs, and it was them, with their well-developed knowledge of astronomy, agriculture, and cattle-herding, who provided the impetus that inspired the civilization of ancient Egypt." The results of the field study of the cave art left behind by the prehistoric people of Napta Playa all through the Egyptian Sahara, reveal them to be a Negroid race of people in appearance, customs, body adornment, and in their general ways of life. The Bauval team was able to track the existence of these Black Africans in the Sahara as far back as 9.000 B.C., commencing from a northward migration from the Chad basin around 12.000 B.C.: Their conclusion is that
The evidence to date compels us to conclude that the sub-Saharan Black race that first settled in Chad highlands subsequently gave rise to the cattle people of the lower Sahara, who, in turn, spawned Egyptian civilization when they finally migrated into the Nile valley as the Sahara became super arid. All the evidence seems to point to a north-ward spreading of a Black African people from the Chad highlands into the green Sahara during the humid period that started around 12.000 BCE (emphasis mine).
Bauval et. al. insist that the arrival of the Napta Playans into Egypt happened circa 3.200 B.C., a date that coincides with the arrival of the first Pharaoh - the Nubian, Menes - into Egypt; the beginning of Pharaohnic rule and the founding of Egypt's oldest city, Elephantine.