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Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt existed has been dismissed and even condemned by conventional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian government.

Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting this hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization.

Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but also had a sophisticated grasp of astronomy; created plentiful rock art at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had trade routes to the Mediterranean coast, central Africa, and the Sinai; held spiritual and occult ceremonies; and constructed a stone calendar circle and megaliths at the ceremonial site of Nabta Playa.

©2011 Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy (P)2018 Tantor

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Excellent!

A lot of good information. I learned a lot knew things about archeology almost made want to change careers.

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Intriguing and Bold<br />

This was a great read. I definitely recommend anybody that's interested in the history of Egypt to listen. Listening to Page makes you feel as if your on a expedition yourself into the remote desert.

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Finally Truth Revealed on an Ancient Culture

What I really like about this book is that they take a scientific approach to revealing the origins of ancient Egyptian civilization. The book is not read as a boring treatise on history but lively and thought provoking masterpiece. The book seeks only to present the facts without propaganda.