DISTANT RELATIVES

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

NYC: Brooklyn Museum - Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta by wallyg on Flickr.
Via Flickr:Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta Egypt, probably from Sumenu.  New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early in the reign of Amunhotep III, circa 1390–1353 B.C. Limestone, 15 3/4 x 8 9/16 x 9 1/4 in. (40 x 21.8 x 23.5 cm).  Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 40.523

NYC: Brooklyn Museum - Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta by wallyg on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta
Egypt, probably from Sumenu.
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early in the reign of Amunhotep III, circa 1390–1353 B.C.
Limestone, 15 3/4 x 8 9/16 x 9 1/4 in. (40 x 21.8 x 23.5 cm).
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 40.523


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Fun History Fact,
Originally the Great Pyramids were bright white with a shiny gold top.  This was because they originally were built with an outer layer of highly polished limestone and a gold capstone on the Great Pyramid itself.  Over time, the gold capstone was stolen and the limestone was pilfered by stone masons for building materials.

Fun History Fact,

Originally the Great Pyramids were bright white with a shiny gold top.  This was because they originally were built with an outer layer of highly polished limestone and a gold capstone on the Great Pyramid itself.  Over time, the gold capstone was stolen and the limestone was pilfered by stone masons for building materials.

(Source: todayifoundout.com, via peashooter85)

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#ancient egypt  #pyramids 
Temple of Edfu by Ian Southwell  on Flickr
The temple at Edfu has astonishingly preserved wall and ceiling paintings which are nearly 2,500 years old.

Temple of Edfu by Ian Southwell  on Flickr

The temple at Edfu has astonishingly preserved wall and ceiling paintings which are nearly 2,500 years old.

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#temple  #edfu  #horus  #ancient egypt  #Ptolemaic  #period 

WATCH: Michael Jackson On The  Origins of the Moonwalk, The Beauty of Africa and Ancient Egypt

"The rhythms of Africa which is the root of rythm, thats my favourite music and I think thats the favourite music of the world because all music is derived from that ..I mean africa is music, it is the origin, it is the dawn of existence.. you cant avoid that."

"The world is jealous of Africa for many centuries because the natural  resources are phenomenal.. it really is and it is the dawn of civilization..  and a lot of our bible history is right there in Africa and King Tut.. all great civilizations… that is right there in Africa..  Egypt is in Africa.. they always try to seperate the two but Egypt is Africa." Michael Jackson

(Source: distant-relatives-blog)

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#Michael Jackson  #travel  #moonwalk  #africa  #ancient egypt  #history 

Moorish Cavalry of the Roman Army

Here one finds reliefs of the Moorish Cavalry of the Roman Army under Lusius Quietus, fighting against the Dacians. It was commissioned by Emperor Trajan. Lusius Quietus was a Roman general and governor of Ludaea(Judea) in 117 AD.

Pics. from the Column of Trajan, Rome,Italy

(Source: distant-relatives-blog)

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#lusius quietus  #moorish cavalry  #roman army  #roman empire  #trajan  #moors  #berbers  #african history  #british museum  #column of trajan  #rome  #italy  #black history  #ludaaea  #judea  #dacian wars 

Head of a Man(2nd Century BCE), Brooklyn Museum

  • Medium: Marble, “Bigio Morata”
  • Geographical Locations:
  • Dates: late 2nd century B.C.E.
  • Period: Ptolemaic Period
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7 11/16 x 7 1/2 in. (28 x 19.5 x 19 cm)  

 

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#ptolematic period  #bigio morata  #ancient greece  #brooklyn museum  #turkey  #african presence in early europe 

Wall paintings from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, by amberinsea on Flickr

Nebamun was an Egyptian scribe during the 18th Dynasty,New Kingdom

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exploringalandalus:

A depiction of Moors playing the board game commonly known as chess and one playing a harp in Alfonso X’s Libro de los Juegos (“Book of Games”, 1283 AD)

exploringalandalus:

A depiction of Moors playing the board game commonly known as chess and one playing a harp in Alfonso X’s Libro de los Juegos (“Book of Games”, 1283 AD)

(Source: taneter.org)

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#moors  #alfonso X  #libro de los juegos  #book of games  #chess  #board game  #medieval