V. Cicero (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 19:30:34 -0800

David Silver wrote:
> Have you read Black Athena by the scholar Martin Bernal? I recommend it
> Dave silverIn article <57b81n$>,
> (Publius) wrote:
> > This evening, CBS "60 Minutes" included a segment on
> > 'Afro-Centrism' - a kind of cult among American Blacks based
> > on the belief that the Ancient Egyptians were Black and that
> > the Classical and Western Cultures trace their roots to African
> > Blacks.
> > Evidently the originators of this concept are either aware
> > that this is a hoax or are ignorant of the facts, not having
> > seen the Tutankhamun Exhibit when it toured the U.S. or
> > visited the Cairo Museum and Luxor to learn the truth.
> > Blacks need to somehow establish a viable Cultural base
> > but not this way. Sooner or later the facts will surface and the
> > reaction will be bad news all around. This program was the
> > first attempt to set the record straight but it was not specific.
> > A picture is worth a thousand words: The October 1963
> > edition of "National Geopraphic" has on page 642 a photo that
> > proves it is all a hoax. Anyone who is interested in a copy,
> > E-mail me your Fax number. My number is 954-525-8800
> > Prior to the conquest of Egypt by the Asiatic HYksos, Blacks
> > were not allowed in Egypt nor were Asiatics. The Hyksos not
> > only allowed Blacks in, they brought them in as slaves. The
> > original Egytians were a homogeneous, sun-tanned, White Race.
> > Many of them fled from the Hyksos to the Aegean area where
> > they formed the Mycenean Culture. After a couple of hundred
> > years, when the Egyptians were able to overthrow the Hyksos,
> > the Myceneans helped them. If you think I'm making this up,
> > visit the State Museum in Athens and they'll show you proof.
> > The best bet for Black Africans is to somehow emulate other
> > Peoples who became crypto-Western though they are not White.
> > PUBLIUS at <>
> >
> >
> >....................................................................

The Black Athena is at best a second graders attempt at history.
For some real reading read, "Not Out of Africa", by Mary Lefkowitz.
Afro-Centrism is myth not history. It claims among other things
that Africans had airplanes and subs two thousand years ago. It
is the best comedy since FliP Wilson.