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  1. Introduction
  2. Africa and Egypt
  3. Cheikh Anta Diop
  4. Edith Sanders
  5. Analysis
  6. Conclusion

There is an age-old discussion about racial supremacy. Though there is a consensus that all people have equal intellect and that the environment pays a great role in shaping characters, the debate about African contributions to contemporary culture has been raging. There is a feeling that Africans, or people with African heritage, have made little contributions to the world's contemporary culture. This paper will examine the relevant literature and conclude that ancient Egyptians were black Africans and therefore their contributions to contemporary cultures must be considered African.

There is a strong belief that ancient Egyptians were Arab. In addition, there was a lot of Greek influence in the world in those times. For example, Cleopatra, an Egyptian Queen, was sexually involved with Julio Caesar. In addition, the conquests of other Greece empires, such as Alexander the great have left lasting impressions. For example, the city of Alexandria was established by Alexander the great. This belief of non-African Egyptians also emanates from the outlook of the people that live in present day Egypt. However, Cheikh Anta Diop proposes that the original Egyptians were Black (Diop, 1974).

He uses the sphinx discovered by French explorers in Egypt to support his claim. The sphinx, build during the ancient rule of the Pharaohs, has Bantu origin as opposed to Greek of Semitic. This suggests that the original Egyptian kingdom was Bantu. In the African continent, most of the languages spoken have a Bantu origin (Diop, 1974).

[...] Egypt- Source of African cultural Superiority Africa and Egypt There is an age-old discussion about racial supremacy. Though there is a consensus that all people have equal intellect and that the environment pays a great role in shaping characters, the debate about African contributions to contemporary culture has been raging. There is a feeling that Africans, or people with African heritage, have made little contributions to the world's contemporary culture. This paper will examine the relevant literature and conclude that ancient Egyptians were black Africans and therefore their contributions to contemporary cultures must be considered African. [...]


[...] In the same way that a fallen kingdom is considered effective provided its legacy lives on, so must the effects of the Egyptians on contemporary civilization. Their effects on modern culture are undeniable. In addition, their influence on the Greece empires produced the roots of the contemporary civilization. Therefore, the concept of African cultural inferiority is not true because their initially superior culture gave birth to modern values of peace and respect for human values. References Collins, R. O. (1968). Problems in African history. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. [...]


[...] However, these contributions are never considered in their African context (Davidson, 1991). In most historical accounts, Egypt was considered a part of the Middle East and an extension of European interest. For example, the early colonization of the African continent held Egypt as a different country. The colonization of East Africa, for example, was to protect the Egyptian interests. In addition, the text shows how the contributions of other African civilizations are downplayed. For example, the kingdom of Kush may be considered a world power at one point. [...]

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