Black Spark, White Fire

Black Spark, White Fire

Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?

Book - 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, 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Rocklin, Calif. : Prima Pub., [1997]
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780761507581
Branch Call Number: 936 Poe
Characteristics: xxii, 554 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm


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