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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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Africa uncovered

What I love about this incredibly detailed and thorough book is the time and effort the authors have plied to their trade, which comes across on every page. This means their perspective and subsequent finds really carry weight. The narrative told to the world about the origins of African culture and civilization are disingenuous at best, but in reality just repressive.
Sometimes the science gets a little overwhelming and I did find myself skipping a couple of times but generally speaking it is easy to the follow and the narrative is faithful and interesting to listen to.

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excellent!

Profound and fascinating! A complex topic clearly and engagingly delivered. Recommended for anyone with an interest in history.

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The narrator needs to slow down. There is a total lack of inflection to the narration that makes it uncomfortable listening, yet his enunciation is excellent.

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phew

its heavy going, a complicated book that requires considerable attention.very interesting historical information.worth having in library

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Technical. But interesting read.

Interesting to listen to the high level of research being carried out. I plan on listening to this again to fully grasp the breadth of work being carried out.

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  • 26-04-19

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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  • 08-07-18

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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  • 22-03-19

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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  • 12-12-19

Enlightening

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

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  • 05-09-19

Great Read

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

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  • 25-11-18

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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  • 05-06-18

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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  • 03-08-21

Nice

Refreshing, this was a joy to listen to... I now plan to buy the hard copy

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  • 17-06-18

Excellent!

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

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  • 16-06-21

Worth listening to thrice.....

Knowledge is knowing one's capabilities and deficits.... information is the true power.... he who is informed enough they can make a nuclear bomb knows this....

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