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Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt

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Presents proof that an advanced black African civilization inhabited the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt

• Reveals black Africa to be at the genesis of ancient civilization and the human story

• Examines extensive studies into the lost civilization of the “Star People” by renowned anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians as well as th
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Bear Company
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Andrew
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, favorites, africa
Some years ago I watched an episode of the Africa series by Basil Davidson. This particular episode showed rock paintings of people living in the Sahara region at a time when it was much wetter and greener than it is today. The people depicted in the drawings, wore dress very reminiscent of that worn by the people of ancient Egypt. The 'art' suggested that we were looking at the lives of a very sophisticated people. As the climate changed and the Sahara dried up they migrated to other parts of A ...more
Steve Cran
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Black Africans founded the first societies and their societies an knowledge formed the bedrock of all human civilization? Well yeah, I could have told you that a long time ago. THe problem is that many professors in the academia and Egyptological world were all to quick to dismiss this notion. African scholar Amanta Dio tried to bring it to world attention but was laughed. Anyone who tried to reveal this truth recieved roughly the same treatment.

The Greeks themselves said that they learned every
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Muhammad Rasheed
A caucasian friend of mine saw the title of this in my office and dismissed it, thinking it was yet another afrocentric rant or something, but I don't collect those. Black Genesis was written by Robert Bauval (he's French/Greek or something like that and born in Egypt) who is a top-notch scholar. The book shows the truly ancient remains of a people who lived and thrived on the African continent during a time period when the Sahara Desert was fertile. Paintings of people and tropical animals on b ...more
Jasiri Uhuru
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very nonbiased, candid & truthful account of the history of Khemet (ancient Egypt) & the origins of humanity as well as the arts & sciences. Anyone who is interested in uncovering the TRUTH should delve into Bauvals works. You wont be disappointed.
Joseph
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a scholarly work that became tedious. The entire book is summarized in one of the appendices. The appendix is insufficient without some of the supporting material from the book. However, the book could have been a shorter, quicker read. I read the book and looked at satellite photos from Peakbagger.com and Bing Maps. As a result I learned a lot about Egypt, the Sahara and the preconceptions of Egyptologists.
Sumayyah
Feb 14, 2012 marked it as unrated-unfinished
Such heavy reading. I will re-read when I able able to devote full brainpower to understanding this book.
Anders
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
The 4 tv-programs called "Pyramid Coode" about the ancient egyptians and way beyond were so very interesting to watch. One of the researchers interviewed is Robert Bauval who in this book presents a fascinating and enjoyable smorgasbord of thinking, reasoning, and hands on investigations about a population prior to what we generally think we know about old Egypt. The finds challenge the status quo and offers evidence favoring the theory of a highly intelligent society thousands of years ago of b ...more
Rukiya
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's all in the details

This book is full of a vast amount of detailed information. It wasn't a quick read but it kept my interest. I truly appreciate the search for truth especially in a field of study where many have gone out of their way to remove Egypt from the rest of Africa...especially in a society that has actively denied & attempts to hide the contributions of Black Africans to civilization.
Sonny
Dec 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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Bauval has a convincing theory for the origins of Ancient Egypt, yet he fails to convincingly rationalise the leap from North African herders to the high civilization of the Egyptian Pharaonic Dynasties. A few small henges in the middle of the desert dating back 5,000 years to the Pyramids of Giza is a huge technological challenge, certainly not the result of watching stars and herding cows whilst looking for greener pastures.
Mark Peterson
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thought-provoking, analytical and empowering.

Bauval takes on the mainstream archaeological community with overpowering reason and precise astrological calculations revealing that the true founders of ancient Egypt were the offspring of central African herdmen.

Bauval, and other astro-archaeologist like him, are un-locking truths that were thought lost to time.
Raymonds009
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
While this road trip through Africa's past is ultimately murky, the findings are quite compelling. There is much conjecture about the correlation between the pyramids, texts and the stars but it is open to various conclusions as the authors hint at. However, their main concern with finding the sources of civilization along the Nile is thought provoking and worthy of further study I am sure.
Michael  Starsheen
An interesting theory

Bauval and Brophy discussed deep desert discoveries they feel support a theory that the early civilizers of ancient Egypt may have come from central Africa via the Sahara as it dried up around 3200BCE. They focus particularly on Nabta Playa and its astronomical alignments as a record of them. I enjoyed the book, although I'm not convinced of their theory.
Apostle Dethra
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!!! Very interesting read.
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Sharon
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good. How the earliest Egyptians developed.
Lawrence
Feb 23, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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great info but not for novice intellect. will re read a few years from now with a bit more of knowledge of astronomy and black civilizations to complement the work. Great research though
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Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. A construction engineer, his interest in Egyptology is longstanding, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life. In the 1980s, he developed a line of study linking the pyramids and the so-called Pyramid Texts with astronomy and famously published the best-selling The Orion Mystery. He has also written three books with best-s ...more
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