- The Egyptians of today are not the same people as the ancient Kemites of 5,000 years ago , just as the Americans of today are not the same as the Native Americans of 500 years ago. The Egypt of today is an Islamic nation, which is currently inhabited by peoples from Assyria, Syria, Persia, Europe and other areas of the world, who have, through a process of miscegenation over a period of thousands of years, evolved in the Egyptians of today.
- In order to correctly address the issue of race in modern Egypt, one must have a clear understanding of the racial makeup of the peoples who originally occupied that land, where they came from and where their descendants currently live. They certainly haven’t all disappeared into the modern Egyptian melting pot. These indigenous people are still called Nubians today.
- The area Nubia was divided into two regions, Lower Nubia (in southern Egypt) and Upper Nubia (in northern Sudan). The word Nubia was derived from the Kemetic word nub which meant gold. Thus Nubia was referred to as the land of gold. In addition to gold, ebony, incense, spices, ivory, feathers and animal skins were also exported to Kemet from Nubia.
- Nubia was much more than a source for the vital mineral resources which were required for architectural, artistic and personal use in Kemet, Nubia was the lifeline of ancient Kemet, and the source of its language, philosophy and religion. For more then three thousand years of Pharaonic rule, Nubia played a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of its daughter nation Kemet, particularly during the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1196 B.C.E). During this time, Nubia was ruled by the Kemetic King Amenhotep I and his new providence was administered by an official who was referred to as the “King’s Son of Kush”
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