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A Nubian revival is taking place in America as well as in Southern Egypt and Sudan. The History of Nubian civilization extends back to abouit 17,000 years (See Van Sertima: Egypt Revisited) and that history included a strong connection with a great Black civilization that existed in the Sahara and consisted of a number of Black Nations, including some of the ancestors of people who live in the South Pacific/Melanesia, who had been sailing to Asia earlier than 100,000 years B.C. (see the comments of the former Foreign Minister of Papua-New Guinea, Ben Tangghama; The Black Untouchables of India www.claritypress.com or see the work, Susu Economics at www.1stBooks.com or www.barnesandnoble.com ) Also see more on this issue at http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/runoko.html
The Nubians created the world's first civilization and that civilization was much older than Egypt. In fact, in 2000, archeologists discovered many facinating artefacts, including glasswork of great beauty and excellent craftsmanship. These were found in Sudan and according to Time Magazine, some artefacts were dated to about 8000 years B.C. Astronomy was also well organized in Nubia during the period and an astronomical observatory dating back to about 7000 B.C. was found in Sudan as well. It is also in Sudan that a large number of ancient cities exist.
The Nubians also built a large number of small pyramids later on in their history but they used a very sophisticated system of tombs to bury their kings. Many were similar in style to the early Egyptian Mastabas. Those of later centuries were small pyramids with chapels built on top and the tombs at the beneath the ground.
WHO ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ANCIENT NUBIANS TODAY
The birth of Nubianism or the return of the Nubian consciousness, study of Nubian history, reverence for Nubian culture and the recognition of the Nubian blood and lineage started in Nubia, right there in the South of Egypt, where to be Nubian is to belong to the world's longest lasting civilization and the belonging to a people with the longest lasting kingship on earth. It may be surprising to note that the Nubian monarchy continues to exist today and Nubians continue to have their king, although the land of Nubia is occupied by invaders (and their culture, religions and laws) who originally migrated from the northern Semitic lands, and who have mixed in with some Sudanese to create a new type of people similar to South Africa's coloreds, who are now engaged in a racist war of genocide, enslavement of Black men, women and Chiildren and some of the most putrid racism found anywhere on earth (except against Blacks in India, Latin America and Indonesia where in these places, extermination of Black people is routine).
Today, the Nubas of the Nuba Mountains are direct descendants of the ancient Nubians (see http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire go to the Youth Site, or click to http://community.webtv.net/nubianem/ ) The Nuer People of Sudan, the Dinkas and a number of "Nilotic" peoples as well as many people in East Africa of Bantu linguistic origins are also of Nubian origins. In fact, although it is said that the Bantu ( Ba-Ntu ) migrated from Nigeria to populate the rest of Southern Africa about five thousand years ago, there is a significant of what appears to be close linguistic similarities between some Nilotic and ancient Egyptian and Cushite languages with the Bantu Languages, both of which originated in the Sahara. These similarities include the "Ba" prefix to name nationalities, such as "Ba-luba" "Ba-kongo," or the "N' to denote persons and groups, such as "Ntu" (probably nation or people) or Ndabaningi (a person's name) or "N-g-r" (God in ancient Egyptian) or the word "N-t-y-r" (Nature, God, sacred in ancient Egyptian).
Hence, these tall and medium height peoples of Africa who are spread from Ethiopia and Somalia to West Africa and south to Zululand are all connected. They were once spread as far as Tukey and Southern Europe in Preshitoric times and as far as Fiji and ancient Mexico. One of the most important migrations of Africans to the Americas occurred about 600 B.C., when groups of people from West Africa who worshipped Shngo the Thunder Element and who used the axe, migrated to Mexico about 600's B.C. and introduced their religions. According to Sitchin ( www.ancientamerica.com )
Blacks with Egyptian connections migrated to Mexico about 3113 B.C. and on that date, itroduced the first calendar to Mexico. Others have pointed out that the Olmecs were a combination of West Africans and Nubians (see "A History of the African-Olmecs pub by 1stBooks Library, www.1stbooks.com ).
The distances between the two cultures are thousands of miles apart, however, both the Carthaginians and Pharaoh Nikau sent people to West Africa to trade between 600 B.C. and 450 B.C. respectively. The West Africans and Nubians most likely collaborated with each other and had cultural contact.
NUBIANS IN SUDAN AND SOUTHERN EGYPT RISE
Nubian consciousness is one that is extremely strong regardless of the present state of the Nubians. In fact, the Nubians suffered a sever blow when they were removed from their sacred lands in Southern Egypt for the building of the Aswan Dam some decades ago. Many ancient Nubian sites, ruins and valuable lands are now covered with water, in what many Blacks see as a swift wiping out of the evidence of Nubia's greatness.
Still, the Nubians continue to maintain their pride and their culture. They continue to maintain their history and to make sure that their contributions to world civilizations is not stolen. During a conversation with Nubians, Professor Gates (who made a documentary on African history about two years ago) found out first hand that Nubians in Nubia continue to maintain the great pride in self that was part of the spiritual consciousness that made Nubian civilization great and long-lasting.
THE RISE OF NUBIANISM IN AMERICA
One fact must be realized by Blacks in the Americas. That fact is that Blacks West Africa who are not of the Pygmy tribes (where there are few if any) are of the same origins as Africans in Sudan. In fact, among many Yorubas and others, there is the belief that Nubians migrated from Egypt during the Exodus and settled in Mali, then moved southward into Nigeria and the region. There are other sources that point to the coming of groups from Egypt and sudan about 1100 to 1500 B.C. from the Nubia region of Sudan and Southern Egypt.
The identification with Nubian civilization and culture by African Americans is only natural, since many African-Americans, if not most are related and directly connected to Africans who came in from West Africa, the Congo-Angola region, Sudan/Ethiopia region and an area from Central Africa to Mozambique. The Spaniards and Portugese got captives from West Africa but they also got many from Southern and Eastern Africa as well. The British and French got captives from West and Central Africa. So, considering the ancient linguistic connections with Sudan and the fact that many of our ancestors actually came from this region, then the Black glorification with Nubian civilization is only proper. It is even more accurate than is English connection with Greek civilization, which was began by the ancient Khemites who inhabited the Greek Islands and Crete before the "Aryan" migrations from Central Asia into Greece, Southern and Western Europe.
WHAT IS NUBIANISM
There are some who want to compare Nubianism with Zionism. However, the rebuilding of the Nubian Nation in Sudan and Egypt and the push to return to the great qualities of the Nubian culture and civilization is one that Nubians in both Egypt and Sudan have as their goal.
Yet, Nubians are not seeking to rebuild the Temple of Amun at Jabel Barkel, where the most ancient religion on earth which is the recognition of nature or the Devine Mind. Nubians are not seeking to impose Nubian religion, language, culture, or any aspect of Nubian being on those who have occupied their (our Holy Lands). On the other hand, the Nubians have as much right to revive their culture, rebuild or repair their ancient monuments, rebuild the ancient Christian Churches of Nubia and Nubia-Kush, make sure that their children learn and speak the Nubian language, prevent others from attacking them, ravaging their females, making slaves and concubines of their women and committing genocide on their men, women and children. The Nubians who have given so much to the world and who are our brothers and sisters by blood, genes and language origins are part of our history.
NUBIANS CALL AMERICAS AFRICANS 'NUBIAN-AMERICANS."
It was a Nubian who was being interviewed by Professor Gates who used the tern Nubian-Americans to classify African-Americans. In every way, the Nubian was proper and correct in that assessment. Before we are Greeks, or Theta this and Lambda that...we are Nubians.
In retrospect, the use of the term Nubian by Blcks in the U.S. and elsewhere to refer to Blacks is as valid as a Russian using the term Jew to refer to imself even though Jews have been away from Isreal for over two thousand years and many Jews are converts from the Khazak region of Central Asia.
Now with the atrocities being committed against Nubians, Dinkas, Nuers, Nubas and other Africans in Sudan, we Blacks in the Americas, regardless of the languages we speak (English, Spanish, French, Portugese, Yoruba, Mandinka, Kweyol, ect...) should work to returning Nubia to its former glory and restore the ancient kingdom of Nubia-Kush. Perhaps our return to greater heights as a people will come when all Africoid people regardless of geographic location start working to free those of our brothers and sisters who are being oppressed by others. We should not let that task be left only to the Ethiopians, who are very well aware of the designs of the Semites to turn every Black nation into a colony and every Black into a slave..we Blacks in the Americas should realize that no matter what religions we have..Blacks in Sudan who follow the Semite's religion are still enslaved.
Therefore, we should put our common heritage and origins before any commonality in religion with the oppressors, invaders and occupiers.
read the BLACK HISTORY CHART 150,000 B.C. TO THE 1500'S A.D. http://community.webtv.net/nubianem/
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