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ETHIOPIA:THE OLDEST PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - Onyeji Nnaji

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  Those piles of ruins which you see in that narrow valley watered by the Nile, are the remains of opulent cities, the pride of the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia. ... There a people, now forgotten, discovered while others were yet barbarians, the elements of the arts and sciences. A race of men now rejected from society for their sable skin and frizzled hair, founded on the study of the laws of nature, those civil and religious systems which still govern the universe (Count Volney). Because of the position of Ethiopia in the Bible story as one remarkable black nation with ancient history, it becomes almost impossible to see any other nation as being of more ancient than Ethiopia. Ethiopia suddenly became the yardstick for the analysis of the Negro race. And with the influence of Christianity in the inner part of Africa, the adherents were provided with bold pictures of the cradle of the human race. Ethiopia became seemingly hallowed, glorious and heaven-like-home to the listeners

THE ORIGIN OF NUBIA - Onyeji Nnaji

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Extracted from the book,   Reality as Myth   by   Onyeji Nnaji D ebris is remarkable proof of certain valued existence in a place that are of ancient reckoning. Every nation in Africa that shared in the civilization of old has wreckages that prove her involvement with civilization at the time when modernity was yet to be thought of. In the entirety of the nations in the northern part of Africa, Nubian civilization showed various evidences of being ancient; even much older than the prominent Egyptian civilization. The region of Lower Nubia encountered one of the earliest phase of state formation in the world. The excavation carried out at Qustul where the leaders of A Group were believed to have lived showed evidence of a civilization that dated beyond the Egyptian time. When rulers of the A-Group culture, who were buried in a cemetery at Qustul was excavated by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the 1960s, symbols of kingship similar to those of contemporary k