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Modern Science and the Theft of Kemet
Modern Science and the Theft of Kemet
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Rise of the 18th Dynasty
Forensic Reconstruction or Deliberate Deception Fact: King Tut is Afrikan SCA Reacts to Counter Afrikan Identity of Kemet Resurrecting Cheikh Anta Diop We Must Not Rest Selected Bibliography Preface I would like to give praise and tribute to the ancestors and Afrikan Creator. I would like to give honor and respect to the fighting legacy and work of Cheikh Anta Diop, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, John Glover Jackson, John Henrik Clarke, and Jacob Hudson Carruthers among others. I would like to give thanks to the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization (ASCAC), among others Ron and Cleanise McCoy and Jim Gray, my elders and inspiration. I must always thank Kamau Rashid for his insight and technical assistance.
Along with several other works, this essay was posted on the website www.mukasa.info. The essay is slightly expanded, but is basically the same as the online version with limited changes. The express purpose of the essay is to inform those who would wrongly believe or promote the idea of King Tutankhamen Nebkheperura being anything except an Afrikan Pharaoh of an ancient Afrikan nation. This form of the electronic essay became critically significance due to the wide propagandizing of a 2005 reconstruction of a Caucasiod-Arabic Tut. The 2005 forensic reconstruction, led by Zahi Hawass of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has been spread over the world, and unless the false image is countered and corrected by as many concerned individuals, students, teachers, parents, scholars, organizations, institutions, etc., the fake image stands to poison the minds of millions over the coming generations.
Afrikan civilization and history has been under assault for millenniums. This assault continues to this very day. The Arab government of Egypt and the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities are only continuing this long assault. As our Afrikan ancestors rose up in the city of Waset over 3,500 years ago, formed an army, and marched out to reclaim their destiny from the Hyksos, we are commissioned to meet this battle today. The Waset led army of Seqenenra Tao and his warrior sons would form the 18th dynasty that would give birth to the then little-known, boy-king who is the subject of this essay. Seqenenra Tao began a Whmy-Msu (rebirth), although he would die in battle and not witness the victory of his people over the foreign invaders. As Seqenenra Tao did in his lifetime, we must dare to restore Maat (truth) to the world.
Rise of the 18th Dynasty Tutankhamen (the Living Image of Amen), also known as Nebkheperura (Lord of the Creations of Ra), was a minor Pharaoh who lived around 3,300 years ago. He belonged to a civilization that grew from the heart of Afrika. The land of Tut’s dynasty was populated from the base of the Nile waters and the Sahara before it was a desert. His family sat on the throne of the 18th dynasty that ruled over a land they often call Tawi (the Two Lands) in their writing, and at times they called their land Kemet (Land of the Blacks or the Black Land). The 18th dynasty had subjugated areas beyond its boundaries into Asia and other parts of Afrika. As much as it may be to the dismay of some, Egypt is in Afrika and is an Afrikan civilization.
Tut-ankh-amen was originally Tut-ankh-aten, due to the religious fervor of his relative Akhenaten who promoted the worship of Aten as a way to circumvent the growing political influence of the powerful Amen-RA priesthood. King Tutankhamen was a boy-king when he came to the throne at a time wrought with religious and political upheavals from within and issues just as great from without.
The 18th dynasty constantly fought wars to protect its borders and in the process spread its rule to distant lands. In fact, the 18th dynasty was born in warfare when Tut’s ancestors expelled the foreign Hyksos invaders who brought slavery, colonization, and chaos to the Afrikan population. King Tutankhamen would be one of the last rulers in one of the greatest royal families of not only Afrika, but also the world. Art, literature, science, architecture, and the other hallmarks of civilization had reached a zenith in a great, old age of gold.
The boy-king who ruled in theory for about a decade would not be a major player in his dynastic era. Some of King Tut’s ancestors, like Ahmose, had fought historic wars that freed the entire land from the foreign Hyksos. Others of Tut’s ancestors, like Djehewty-Moses III, had waged ground-shaking campaigns that conquered distant lands and dozens of cities. Afrikan Pharaohs of other dynasties had built magnificent and breath taking monuments, pyramids, university-temples, and buildings that were wonders to behold. King Tut would not even live long enough to make these great contributions to Afrikan civilization. History is not without irony; the saying goes. One of the most insignificant Pharaohs for his time, Tutankhamen Nebkheperura, the boy-king, would become one of the most highlighted and most significant rulers of his dynasty in due time.
Today, we look back over 3,000 years later to understand his era, as we look back to gain the truths to the Afrikan identity of not only Tut himself, but his family-dynasty and ultimately his nation.
The golden, boy-king can become a key through which future generations will no longer be able to deny the Afrikan identity of Tawi (Kemet), and it all began with a false claim, the perpetuation of a lie. The falsification now gives the world the opportunity to learn the truth about the Afrikan identity of Tut, the 18th dynasty, and Nile Valley civilization in general. In the process, we hope to learn the significance of Afrikan history to Afrikan identity, the need to build independent institutions, and the need to rebuild who we are as a people.
Forensic Reconstruction or Deliberate Deception Cultural oppression and theft is not only the product of warfare and slavery. Today, modern science in the campaign of misleading propaganda has become very useful in the theft of the past. On January 5, 2005, the mummified remains of King Tutankhamen were removed from their tomb under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, Dr. Zahi Hawass. The mummy of King Tut was subjected to treatment from a million dollar machine, a CT scanner, or CAT scan, or computed axial tomographic scanner, which rotated around his body and took 1,700 slices, computerized, digital, state of the art xrays of the boy-king. It took minutes for the machine to do its job.
The scan would prove that Tut died from an injured, probably infected broken leg he may have suffered from riding a chariot. After the scans were done, three teams came up with three different forensic reconstructions of the boy-king. However, the National Geographic and the SCA would lay ultimate interest on one reconstruction. That reconstruction falsely depicts King Tut as an Arab / Caucasoid young man.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ In a matter of months, millions had seen the false, deceptive image of Tut, and millions more will see it over the years. The truth must be told, and the campaign to spread the truth about Tutankhamen in particular and Afrikan civilization in general must be sustained. Let us consider the parties involved in the making of the fake Tut.
The National Geographic Society and the Siemens Medical Solutions company of Germany donated the CT machine to the Supreme Council of the Antiquities (SCA) of Egypt. Siemens is a world-leading supplier of medical equipment. The National Geographic was founded in 1888 as a magazine and society dedicated most specifically to geography, but also its related fields. The SCA is under the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Ministry of Culture, and this political-educational body oversees the antiquities and archeological finds of the country. Siemens, National Geographic, and the SCA all stood to gain from the CT scans of King Tutankhamen. It was all a skillful manipulation of modern science to profit from and promote a fake image that had nothing to do with Tut’s true likeness.
Siemens and National Geographic has gained an unbelievable amount of basically free commercial time as the world stands awe struck by the absolutely misleading forensic reconstruction that depicts Tutankhamen as an Arab-Caucasoid. An Arab himself, Zahi Hawass, heads the Ministry of Culture’s SCA of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. Hawass and the government of Egypt descended politically and/or genetically from the Arab’s who invaded Egypt in 639 / 640 ACE. The Arabs who now occupy Egypt are not the historical, original inhabitants of that nation. Alfred Butler’s The Arab Invasion of Egypt is one good source on the subject. Hawass and the government he represents have imposed themselves politically and culturally over a land that did not belong to them, a land that was originally governed by Afrikan Pharaohs. Hawass denies the Afrikan heritage of the Nile Valley, Egypt in particular. Essentially, he is a propagator of cultural theft, and this is why he found it necessary to make a fake Tut.
The CT scan was completed and three teams were used to create three different forensic reconstructions to further give international publicity, stature, and validation to an outright lie. The most important team was that lead by Dr. Zahi Hawass, an expert archeologist. Forensic reconstruction expert Dr. Jean-Noel Vignal led the French team, and physical anthropologist Dr. Susan Anton led the American team. The Tut produced by the SCA would receive basically all of the attention. In fact, the others were never completed, no doubt because they were more Afrikan than the SCA’s Tut. In fact, the reconstruction done under Anton’s team was distinctly Afrikan.
This is all the more of interest because only the American team of Anton did not know the identity of the skull while the French and SCA team knew it was the skull of King Tut. This shows deliberate deception or at best denial about the Afrikan identity of Tut and Egypt (Kemet).
The June 2005 edition of the National Geographic interestingly entitled “The New Face of King Tut,” television coverage, magazines, and newspaper articles would run the face of the fake Tut, a non-Afrikan, all over the world, into schools, universities, bookstores, and the homes of millions. An international tour, shortly after the reconstructions, of some of the items from the boy-king’s tomb and other Pharaohs, along with the fake reconstruction hit the road expected to be viewed by millions and to make millions of dollars. In the public relations work of the SCA and National Geographic, the racial identity of King Tutankhamen, the accuracy of the Arab-Caucasoid reconstruction was a secondary or third issue when compared to how he died and the publicizing of the tour. That King Tut’s mummy is an Afrikan has been completely and deliberately ignored. The SCA is more concerned about their theft of Afrikan history and a predominately white audience viewing a fake reconstruction of Tut to make millions of dollars rather than revealing the true identity of the mummy and his family.
Chris Johns, the editor of National Geographic, said in the
Johns stated that debate and controversy would follow the reconstruction. That is not the most important concern; rather correcting the lie is what should follow. Johns states in reference to one of the forensic team leaders, Vignal, as they supposedly tried to figure out Tut’s skin complexion, “We may never know the pharaoh’s skin color… Our solution [in the reconstruction process] was to model the color on modern Egyptian skin tones, which vary across the spectrum.” The skin tone that sits on the reconstruction is that of an Arab or Mediterranean Caucasoid. For those who are in the slightest familiar with CT scans know that the machines accuracy is with detecting medical illnesses or potential illnesses, bone structure or breaks, but not racial reconstruction. A CT scanner cannot tell the thickness of Tut’s lips and nose. Nor can the machine tell his skin color or his hair texture in the absence of it. As sophisticated and expensive as the machine is, and as qualified (degreed) as the teams who did the reconstructions were, they got King Tut’s race dead wrong, and what’s more is that they knew it! Cheikh Anta Diop’s melanin test, much cheaper than a million dollar machine, could accurately give us Tut’s skin tone. I would caution, before we accept any conclusions from the SCA, that we have independent investigators because we are dealing with a group of educated liars.
Fact: King Tut is Afrikan A forensic reconstruction is only as good as the evidence available, or the evidence chosen for use as in this case. Also, to a point, forensic reconstructions are basically artwork, left ultimately to creative interpretation. In the case of the reconstruction of Tut, art was relied on more heavily than the actual evidence. If the reconstructions of Tutankhamen Nebkheperura were intended as an actual and accurate representation of the Pharaoh himself, at least three critical types of evidence would have never been ignored. Yes, evidence was completely ignored that could have given an actual representation of the identity of the boy-king as the Afrikan he was in life and still is as we gaze at the mummy.