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Were the ancient Egyptians black? Some experts say yes. If so, then Western civilization may owe its existence to black Africans. In Black Spark, White Fire, award-winning journalist Richard Poe explores new and controversial evidence from linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology, suggesting that Egyptian explorers may have landed in Greece 3 to 4,000 years ago, reared cities and pyramids, established cults, and founded royal dynasties. In the process, the spark they lit may have kindled the fire of Western ...
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Overview

Were the ancient Egyptians black? Some experts say yes. If so, then Western civilization may owe its existence to black Africans. In Black Spark, White Fire, award-winning journalist Richard Poe explores new and controversial evidence from linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology, suggesting that Egyptian explorers may have landed in Greece 3 to 4,000 years ago, reared cities and pyramids, established cults, and founded royal dynasties. In the process, the spark they lit may have kindled the fire of Western Civilization. Black Spark, White Fire follows a slender trail of clues that leads from the highlands of Ethiopia to the barrows of the Russian steppes. It pieces together the forgotten story of an Age of Exploration that ended nearly 3,000 years before Columbus - a time when Egypt ruled the waves, Africa was the seat of learning and power, and Europe a savage frontier.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761521631
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Poe is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, and the editor of Frontpagemag, a popular conservative Web site. In addition, his columns have appeared on NewsMax, an online newspaper rated as the sixth most visited Web site on the Internet by the World Charts Foundation. Mr. Poe lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: Darkest Europe
1: "Like Frogs Around a Pond"
2: Who Discovered Europe?
3: Gold and Glory
Part Two: Riddle of the Sphinx
4: "A Black Race of Men"
5: Were the Egyptians Black?
6: The Tell-Tale Sphinx
Part Three: Sesostris the Great
7: "Black Skin" and "Woolly Hair"
8: Father of History? Or Father of Lies?
9: The Herodotos-Bashers
10: Egyptians in Russia
11: Neferti's Prophecy
12: The Sesostris Enigma
13: Egyptians at Troy
14: The Belt of Destruction
Part Four: The Egyptian Mysteries
15: Mystics and Madmen
16: Imhotep's Legacy
17: The First Philosopher
18: Secrets of the Temple
19: "Something Like a Freemasonry"
20: The Grand Master
21: The Egyptian Athena
Part Five: When Egypt Ruled the Waves
22: The Pax Aegyptiaca
23: The War Fleet
24: Land of the Gods
25: Explorers for Hire
26: The Phoenicians
27: Kadmos of Thebes
28 The Pharaoh's Tribute
Part Six: Secrets of the Masons
29: The Sons of Daidalos
30: The Demiurge
31: The Shabaka Stone
32: Solomon's Temple
33: The Crafty One
34: The Grail Knights
35: The Murdered Apprentice
36: The Curse of Cain
37: Osiris the Civilizer
38: Son of the Widow
Part Seven: The Great Green Sea
39: Voyage of the Ra
40: The Metal of Kings
41: The Bronze Lords
42: The Cocaine Mummies
43: Lost Knowledge
44: Secret of the Labyrinth
45: The Melting Pot
46: The Ptah Ship
47: The Sea Guild
48: Why Is Europe Called "Europe"?
Part Eight: The Pyramids of Greece
49: The Legend of Danaos
50: Min, Minos and Menes
51: The Marvelous Minyans
52: The Egyptian Herakles
53: The Pyramid of Amphion
54: A Lost Civilization
Part Nine: The Master Race
55: The Taboo
56: Dumb Blonds
57: The Unconquerable Kushites
58: Black, White, or Reddish-Brown?
59: The Aryan Race
60: The Dorian Dilemma
Part Ten: Children of Ham
61: The Curse of Ham
62: In Search of the "True Negro"
63: White Pharaohs
64: The Lost White Tribe
Part Eleven: The First Men
65: The Battle Line
66: The Mother Tongue
67: Out of Africa
68: Wretched Kush
69: The Incense Burner
70: The Lost Kings of Ta-Seti
71: Faces of the Dead
72: The One-Drop Rule
73: What Does It Mean to Be "Black"?
74: Where's the Beef?
75: The Exorcist
76: Return of the "True Negro"
77: Black, White, or Biologically African?
Part Twelve: Conclusion
78: Toward a New Egyptology
79: The Nefertiti Doll
80: The Myth of the Pure Race
Notes
Index
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