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Black spark, white fire : did African explorers civilize ancient Europe?

Author: Richard Poe
Publisher: Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., ©1997.
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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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poe, Richard, 1958-
Black spark, white fire.
Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., ©1997
(OCoLC)652044676
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Poe
ISBN: 0761507582 9780761507581
OCLC Number: 37631130
Description: xxii, 554 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Richard Poe.
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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 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."--Jacket.

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