Ancient Egypt


In our search for the truth of the true identity, history, culture, traditions of African people, we strive to dispel long-held beliefs
imposed on us by Europeans, Jews and Arabs with religions. At the same time, we must learn about ourselves. This Saturday, we will watch a video on  Ancient Egypt. This series cover the formation of Kemet, unification of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms by King Namer, the dynasties and kings that followed, in essence, the rise and fall of our great empire, Kemet as the origin of civilization and how Kush contributed to Egypt’s power. It is presented by Professor Brier of the Great Course.****

Here are some highlights:****

Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. ****

*Consider time*. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. When the young pharaoh Tutankhamen ruled Egypt, the pyramids of Giza had already been standing well over 1,000 years. When Cleopatra came to power, Tutankhamen had been in his tomb more than 1,000 years. ****

*Consider scale*. The only one of the Eight Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, was the tallest building in the world until well into the 1800s. It covers 13.5 acres at the base and contains 2.3 million limestone blocks, weighing 5,000 pounds each on average. Tens of thousands of men labored to raise this tomb—but they were not slaves; they were free farmers and artisans. The social organization alone of this project humbles most modern achievements. And it was built in 2550 B.C., roughly 2,000 years before Rome was founded. ****

*Consider its mystery*. Egypt was the most advanced of any ancient civilization. Yet, even after deciphering the hieroglyphs, Egypt
remains one of the most mysterious. Scarabs, mummies, obelisks, sphinxes—their civilization was extraordinary and yet so “other” from what we live today. ****

Professor Bob Brier regularly hosts and contributes to programs on ancient Egypt for The History Channel and The Learning Channel. He has served as Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Egyptology Today” Program and has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar. He is also the recipient of the David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the perfect guide to take you through the tombs, mummies, and history of Egypt. ****

Professor Brier combines the precision and care of a scientist with a novelist’s feel for plot, action, and character. His approach brings
together the best that the narrative and scientific schools of history have to offer. ****

There are 8 DVD’S on this subject. We will watch all of them over time, as we intersperse them between live seminars.****

When we resume the live seminars we will be covering the much anticipated subject of Jesus, the god of Black Christians in the series of the founders of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions.****

We will challenge claims of his divinity, his birth, his miracles, his message, ambitions as world-ruler, violent nature and terrorist
We will challenge the claims by those who wish to Africanize Christianity by blackening Jesus and making him one of us, a Black man, who merits the worship of African people. These and many more will be covered in a series of four talks. So stay tuned.****

The DVD viewing today will not be broadcast. We only broadcast live seminars.****

The time will be 3:00 p.m. at Africa House in Los Angeles.****

See you next week. For additional information, please visit****


By: Kwadwo Obeng****

(661) 225.9909 or (323)750-0615********

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