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The Master Keys to the Study of Ancient Kemet (From a lecture given by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III, a.k.a.

Nana Baffour Amankwatia II) Originally presented by the Third Eye Notes by Kenneth Richards _________________________________________________________ Dedicated to Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III, Gloria Ritchards Robinson, and Richard M. Robinson __________________________________________________________ MASTERS KEYS FOR UNDERSTANDING ANCIENT KEMET 1. Cultural Antiquity and Continuity Starts in Pre-Dynastic Times and Go to 640 A.D. We must remember this when reading or listening to presentation about Kemet. Even those who conquered Kemet adopted its culture.eventually 2. Old is Better. The older architecture is superior to the later works. It's as if the art and discipline was forgotten wit time. 3. The Entire Orientation of the Ancient Kemites is Southern. Word for face and South, right and West, left and East, North and back of head are respectively the same. 4. The Origin of the Kemites is Southern. 5. Leadership Southern. The main leadership that ruled ancient Kemet always came from the South 6.All Invasions Were Destructive. No one donated culture to ancient Kemet 7. Arabic Migration Mixes with Nubian People in the Kemetic Valley at and After the Time of Muhammad. Arabic people come in from Syria and Assyria in large numbers for the first time as the first large population of settlers after Muhammad. And with Islam, you have the first change in the fundamental culture of Kemet. 8.Science Generated Religion. The ancient Kemetic people got religion by studying aspects of nature. Nature, when viewed systematically, represents ?God? anywhere you look. If you keep seeing the same patterns and rules repeated over and over again in nature, you suddenly realize that there is something biggedr that you can?t grasp that is behind all this. Therefore, you study yourself into religion. The religion that the Kemetic people developed through study is the same religion that others borrowed from t he ancient Kemites without study. Science generated religion, it ggenerated philosophy, and it generated general culture (religion was not Sunday). 9. There is No Dualism in Kemetic Culture. Dualism in interpretation philosophically or culturally is a western phenomenon. (Example, Kierkegarrd; It's got to be either this or that). The priest was a scientist. No split between a

person searching truth through one means and a person seeking it through another. No split between science and religion, the sacred and the secular. _______________________________________________________________

Eight Rules for Searching About Information About Ancient Kemet

....because of all the mistakes that have been made in the study of ancient Kemet by most of those who have been funded to do that research in the western world, those in France, those in the United States. 1. Organize Your Data in Chronological Order. Know where you are in time whenever you are reading a piece of literature. 2.Make Sure You Always Use the Kemetic Names. Never use the foreign names for Kemetic reality, towns, or people because the names contain as much of the history as the text that is written besides the names. If your change names, you lose the meaning, Keep the names correct, or you will miss data for interpreting the meaning of what you are looking at. 3.Keep your Images Straight. Compare royal images to royal images, holy images to holy images, common images to common images. 4.Look for Activity in the Peak Periods, not the Intermediate Periods. 5. Separate your Native People from Your Foreign People. 6. Don't Pick Pieces of Information and Treat Them in Isolation. Be comprehensive and contextual when you treat this information. 7.Remember the Fact of Cultural Unity. 8.Use multidisciplinary, multinational team. In whatever investigation that you do, in order to avoid the mistakes of the past, wherever possible, use multidisciplinary, multinational team. _______________________________________________________________

Eleven Ways That Overwhelming Show That The Ancient Kemetic Pedople Were Black African People
(Resolved under the supervision UNESCO)

1.Evidence from physical anthropology (looking at pre-dynastic skulls) 2. Evidence from Kemetic human images 3.Testing the skins of mummies for melanin content 4. Skeletal comparisons 5. Blood group (Blood type of bodies of Kemites almost invariably B, Europeans almost invariably A) 6. The testimonies All the Greek scholars and Roman scholars whoever described the Kemites who were eyewitnesses were unified in calling them black people. None of them who saw them ever called them white people. You won't find it in their literature. 7. The Kemetic self description, they called themselves black people In fact, that was the name of their country (The black people). 8. Divine epithets All of their gods were black. 9. Evidence from the Bible. They are children of Ham; remember? Ham's children founded Kemet Mizraim),Punt Somaliland), ush Ethiopia),and Canaan (Palestine), and (Nimrod, Kush's son, Ham's grandson) founded Babylon. 10. Cultural Unity with the rest of Africa. 11. Linguistic unity with more southern and western Africa

Referenced Texts Great African Thinkers, Cheikh Anta Diops life work summarizing; Journal of African Civilization (vol. 8, No. 1); Van Sertima, Ivan and Larry Obadele Williams, eds. New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1986. To purchase, write to: Ivan Van Sertima, Editor; Journal of African Civilizations: Beck Hall, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903; USA General History of Africa, vol. 2, UNESCO The Peopling of Ancient Egypt and the Deciphering of Meroitic Script, UNESCO (Ghent: Unesco, 1978)

(Symposium On The Peopling Of Ancient Egypt And The Deciphering Of Meroitic Script, (1974: Cairo). The Peopling Of Ancient Egypt and the Deciphering of Meroitic Script: Proceedings of the Symposium Held in Cairo from 28 January to 3 February 1974. Paris: UNESCO, 1978, Series: The General History of Africa: Studies and Documents: Vol. 1. Ancient Egyptian Literature: A Book of Readings, Lichtheim, Miriam, University of California Press (3 volumes), 1973- 1980 May be purchased from: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8548.html