“Connections between Kenya and Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Egypt and Sudan are at advanced stages of being commissioned,” he stated. –okmalume.africaafrica-to-interconnect-power-grids The continent currently generates approximately 120,000 MW of power with the South Africa and Egypt as the biggest producers. He added that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s(DRC) Inga Hydro electric […]Read More
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This beautiful alabaster boat model remains unexplained so many years after its discovery. It measures twenty-eight inches in length and consists of a tank with a high central pedestal supporting a boat ornamented with ibex heads at the prow and stern. Amidships is what appears to be an open sarcophagus under a canopy whose collumns […]Read More
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. Pakistan In pictures: Pakistan’s indigenous African community news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia […]Read More
Her Father Ludwig Muller was a German banker and her mother Sofia was Abyssinian, Ethiopian, African. She was born on July 6, 1848 in Cairo, Egypt. The Maharaja Duleep Singh fell for her charm & beauty, within 5 months they married at Alexandria in Egypt, on 7 June 1864. Both of them wore European dress apart from Duleep, who […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: African descent. She has gray-green eyes. I would like to see this young woman more often in the fashion and acting world. This photo above is just captivating and I had to share it with the rest of you. View her photos and videos below. From The Ground Up VFILES | Devan Nykole […]Read More
Egyptian mummy mask of a Queen from the 19th dynasty During the reign of Ramesses II Ca. 1200 BCE (This is made out of Wood). These ancient artisans were very talented. This carved image of her almost looks like she’s coming to life.-Sola Egyptian Eyeliner May Have Warded Off Disease | Science Eyeliner was first […]Read More
The original Cairo toe, made out of wood and leather, is housed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The toe was found attached to a female mummy near Luxor and is thought to date back to between 950 and 710 B.C. If the parts were indeed used to help ancient Egyptians missing a big toe walk […]Read More
The Pyramid Code is a documentary that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age. It’s based on the extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other […]Read More
An ignored chapter of history tells of a time when kings from deep in Africa conquered ancient Egypt.
By Robert Draper
National Geographic Contributing Writer
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
In the year 730 B.C., a man by the name of Piye decided the only way to save Egypt from itself was to invade it. Things would get bloody before the salvation came.
“Harness the best steeds of your stable,” he ordered his commanders. The magnificent civilization that had built the great pyramids had lost its way, torn apart by petty warlords. For two decades Piye had ruled over his own kingdom in Nubia, a swath of Africa located mostly in present-day Sudan. But he considered himself the true ruler of Egypt as well, the rightful heir to the spiritual traditions practiced by pharaohs such as Ramses II and Thutmose III. Since Piye had probably never actually visited Lower Egypt, some did not take his boast seriously. Now Piye would witness the subjugation of decadent Egypt firsthand—“I shall let Lower Egypt taste the taste of my fingers,” he would later write.
North on the Nile River his soldiers sailed. At Thebes, the capital of Upper Egypt, they disembarked. Believing there was a proper way to wage holy wars, Piye instructed his soldiers to purify themselves before combat by bathing in the Nile, dressing themselves in fine linen, and sprinkling their bodies with water from the temple at Karnak, a site holy to the ram-headed sun god Amun, whom Piye identified as his own personal deity. Piye himself feasted and offered sacrifices to Amun. Thus sanctified, the commander and his men commenced to do battle with every army in their path.Read More