Greeks: Students in Ancient Egypt
We are taught that the Greeks were the source of Western civilization. For example, we are told that Hippocrates is the father of Western medicine and Socrates Plato, Aristotle, founded philosophy, Pythagorus is given credit for the so-called the "Pythagorean theorem", We refer to "Platonic solids". Herodotus is said to have been the first historian, etc. We are taught to look to Greece as the source of the greatest wisdom.
However, the ancient Greeks acknowledged that they learned EVERYTHING they knew from the Egyptians when they were finally allowed to study in Egypt when Alexander conquered Egypt n 333 BC! The late Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, author of many books and Associate Professor at Rutgers University, said that it would take a book just to list the names of the Greeks who studied in Egypt! Pythagorus studied with the Egyptian priests for 22 years! For the ancient Greeks, it was a source of pride to study at the great Library of Alexandria, the world center of learning until the Romans burned in down (or confiscated its contents and removed them to the Vatican as has been reported)!
This has been a Stolen Legacy that has robbed the peoples of Africa and Egypt credit for the world's first and longest lasting high civilization which civilized the world -- including ancient Greece.
Amazon says of the book Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy is by George G. M. James:
“For centuries the world has been misled about the original source of the Arts and Sciences; for centuries Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have been falsely idolized as models of intellectual greatness; and for centuries the African continent has been called the Dark Continent, because Europe coveted the honor of transmitting to the world, the Arts and Sciences. It is indeed surprising how, for centuries, the Greeks have been praised by the Western World for intellectual accomplishments which belong without a doubt to the Egyptians or the peoples of North Africa.
The term Greek philosophy, to begin with a misnomer, for there is no such philosophy in existence. The ancient Egyptians had developed a very complex religious system, called the Mysteries, which was also the first system of salvation.… The Egyptian Mystery was also a Secret Order, and membership was gained by initiation and a pledge to secrecy. After nearly five thousand years of prohibition against the Greeks, they were permitted to enter Egypt for the purpose of their education.
First through the Persian invasion and secondly through the invasion of Alexander the Great. From the sixth century B.C. therefore to the death of Aristotle (322 B.C.) the Greeks made the best of their chance to learn all they could about Egyptian culture; most students received instructions directly from the Egyptian Priests, but after the invasion by Alexander the Great, the Royal temples and libraries were plundered and pillaged, and Aristotle’s school converted the Library at Alexandria into a research center. There is no wonder then, that the production of the unusually large number of books ascribed to Aristotle has proved a physical impossibility, for any single man within a lifetime.”
Ancient Egyptian Principles Can Help Us Now!
The Olmecs were the "mother civilization" of the Western Hemisphere where they carried the knowledge of the Egyptian pyramids. The Principles of Maat allowed ancient Egypt to become enlightened and to remain powerful and prosperous for thousands of years. If we adopt those values now, they can help raise our consciousness before the Solar Flash in 2020-2023. They can help us ascend and create a New Earth! One of the core principles of Maat is the truth. So, we must now be willing to re-discover the historical truth. We must correct the Stolen Legacy now.
Imhotep: Father of Medicine
We are told that Hippocrates was the "father of medicine". However, as the book below shows, it was the great Imhotep who was the true father of medicine. Wikipedia says that his name means "the one who comes in peace". Imhotep was a late 27th century BC chancellor to the pharaoh Djoser, architect of the first Step Pyramid, and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis. Today, he is referred to as a polymath, poet, judge, engineer, magician, scribe, astronomer, astrologer, and especially as a physicia.. Imhotep was so great that he was deified in his own lifetime!
Two thousand years after his death, Imhotep's status had risen so that he was eventually equated with Thoth, the god of architecture, mathematics and medicine, and patron of scribes. He was revered in the region of Thebes as the "brother" of Amenhotep, son of Hapu (another deified architect), in the temples dedicated to Thoth. As an founder of Egyptian culture, Imhotep's idealized image lasted well into the Roman period. In the Ptolemaic period, the Egyptian historian Manetho credited Imhotep with inventing the method of a stone-dressed building during Djoser's reign, Although Imhotep was not the first to build with stone, a building of the size of the Step Pyramid made entirely out of stone had never before been constructed. Prior to Djoser, pharaohs had been buried in mastaba tombs.
Amazon says of the 2013 book Imhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos by Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy:"In this ground-breaking book, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy uncover the mystery of Imhotep, and ancient Egyptian superstar, pharaonic Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, and Newton all rolled into one. Based on their research at the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, Bauval and Brophy delve into observational astronomy to 'decode' the alignments and other design features of the Step Pyramid Complex, to uncover the true origins and genius of Imhotep. Like a whodunit detective story they follow the clues that take them on an exhilarating magical mystery tour starting at Saqqara, leading them to temples in Upper Egypt and to the stones of Nabta Playa and the black African stargazers who placed them there."
Black Athena: Book and Video Interview:
Athens, the capital of Greece is named for the Greek goddess Athena -- which was derived from the Egyptian god Aten!
Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985), explains in the fascinating interview below that in the "Ancient Model" of history was accepted in in Europe until the 1800s. In the "Ancient Model", the testimony of the ancient Greeks was accepted in which they reported that they had learned everything they knew from the Black Egyptians. Europeans accepted that the Greeks were first colonized by the Black Egyptians and in a later stage, were civilized by them.
However, in the 1800s the fraudulent "Aryan Model" was introduced.n which is in place today. In that model, the Greeks are given credit for everything from philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle), to medicine (Hippocrates), to history (Herodotus), to math (Pythagorus), etc. In the "Aryan Model", the Egyptians are ignored -- and/or said not to have been Black.
Video Interview: Black Athena with Martin Bernal