Truthfully, OUR story cannot be told w/o "a foreword" thru Ancient KmT. The world stroke of the "YT" mans' paint brushed version of history has been the prevaricator of some of the biggest living myths in recorded history. In truth, this culture --in particular-- was not even around when Ancient KmT was at its height of 'civilized' glory (eg. in truth, Ancient Egypt did not fall -- it was pushed over a cliff). Note that here too is a TRUE academian who backs up what he says with concrete referenced sources. 1Love Fine1952 Trinicenter.com Posted: June 15, 2001 Dr. Kwame Nantambu Professor Emeritus Kent State Department of African Studies "...When Wellesley College, Boston, Mass, U.S.A., Professor, Mary Lefkowitz published in her book, Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History, (1996), she received tremendous accolades and widespread newsprint from mainstream America. The notion that was bandied about was that finally a renowned experienced Eurocentric scholar has quieted the proponents of Afrocentrism; Dr. Mary Lefkowitz has destroyed the Afrocentrists' claim to the multifaceted originality of ancient Kemet (Egypt) and its impact on Greece and Rome. However, a much deeper, closer and sober look and analysis of this hysteria reveals a different historical reality. The salient reality is that no one can deny the historical truism that the Greeks (the world's first Europeans) went to ancient Kemet to study at the Temple of Waset (later called Thebes by the Greeks and Luxor by the Arabs). In his magnum opus, A Lost Tradition: African Philosophy in World History, (1995) Dr. Theophile Obenga quotes Aristotle ranking Egypt as "the most ancient archeological reserve in the world" and "that is how the Egyptians, whom we (Greeks) considered as the most ancient of the human race" (p. 45). According to Dr. Obenga: "the ancient Greeks traced all human inventions to the Egyptians, from Calculus, Geometry, Astronomy and Dice Games to Writing...Since the time of Homer, Egyptian antiquity functioned strictly as a highly memorialized component of Greek history. Herodotus said it, Plato confirmed it, and Aristotle never denied it." (p. 47). Indeed, in their book, A History of the Modern World (1984), R. R. Palmer and Joel Colton, corroborate this historical truism by contending that: ..." I personally enjoyed reading Dr. Nantambu's assessment of the truth, hopefully you will too; so click here for more details.