Please keep in mind that these photos are over 100 years old. I did the best I could, so you can see the details better.
The Kingdom Of Kush traded with the rest of the world, all parts of Africa & especially The West African Kingdoms.
Kush was at the trade center, that linked India, Europe, the Middle East & all parts of Africa. Such wealth made the Kush a temping target & the Egyptians routinely tried to conquer it.
A little history on the African Snake & Bird religion.
In the maroon communities of Suriname and the French Guiana the maroons believed that their earth gods were generally reptiles, mostly snakes, while sky gods were birds, such as vultures.
There are several pantheons to which the various gods belong. These include: the sky gods; the earth gods; the water gods; and the forest gods. In addition to these gods, there are the spirits of ancestors, known as Yooka or Gaan Yooka. The sky gods include, among others, Kumanti gods that can take the form of the vulture, known as Opete. The earth gods are in general reptile gods, and they include the boa constrictor, called Papa or Vodu. The water gods may take the form of reptiles as well, but also include gods that reside in boulders, called Bunsuki. Among the forest gods are the Anpuku and the Akantaasi; the latter consist of red Akaantasi and black Akaantasi. Beasts of prey fall primarily within the category of forest gods. Among these are the jaguar and the ocelot, known as Adjaini Kumanti spirit beings that may be gods of either war or peace. (Certain other predators belong to the category of sky gods.)
Kalamasunu or Opete
This is the vulture. Those possessed by this god imitate this bird. The dance movements also resemble the movements of the bird.
There is or was also a religion of the snake from Botswana, Africa. I will look into this further on my down time.
Evidence From Blood Types:
Diop notes that even after hundreds of years of inter-mixture with foreign invaders, the blood type of modern Egyptians is the “same group B as the populations of western Africa on the Atlantic seaboard and not the A2 Group characteristic of the white race prior to any crossbreeding.”
Cultural unity of Egypt With The Rest of Africa?
Through a study of circumcision and totemism. Diop gives detailed data showing cultural unity between Egypt and the rest of Africa.
Cheikh Anta Diop was a historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture.
Please keep in mind that some African descendants on the western hemisphere today comes from West Africa.
I found this article long ago but I didn’t have time to share it till now. As some of you might know a lot of our original history and religion was forgotten or lost but lucky for us some of the African descendants practiced their religion in secret and we were able to find bits and pieces here and there. Now the tough part is trying to put the pieces together. So here we go.
Detail in Tut’s mummy mask with cobra and vulture.
Crown King Tutankhamen
Diadem of Tutankhamen. Made of gold, is inlaid with colored glass and precious stones. In addition, he carried in his obsidian base, studded with carnelian rounds and edged with inlays of turquoise, lapis and blue glass. In the central part are the protective deities of Upper and Lower Egypt: the vulture goddess, Nekhbet, with obsidian eyes, and the snake goddess Wadjet, with precious stones. – Egyptian Pharaoh
Bird & Snake again
I’m not sure as to why the bird is on the right and the snake is on the left.
Above is one of the Canopic jars found in Tutankamen’s tomb. They were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery.
The Great Wall of Zimbabwe, Africa
Cultural Similarities Regarding the Ancient Egyptian Harp
The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
Cultural Similarities Regarding The Ankh
Sun worshipping cultures & an image of an Ankh found in South Africa?
Cultural Similarities Regarding Libation
Why do Africans & African descendants pour liquor onto the floor in honor of the dead?
a few more random photos below as well
Original untouched photo below
“The king’s wall in Benin City. Benin, Nigeria. Silver gelatin print, 10.2cm x 13.9cm (4″ x 5.5″ Photograph by J. H. Swainson, 1892. Macdonald Niger Coast Protectorate Album, A1996-190138.”
Not sure but I thought the black and white image above would be better to see with more clarity. -Sola
Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Safari destinations such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park showcase waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of its most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.
Zuma Rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite that is located in Niger State, Nigeria.
Population: 173.6 million (2013) World Bank
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