As it pertains to historical subjects, rarely if ever are we clearly informed as to the racial identity of a people or individuals. You naturally assume they are talking about people like themselves. We have been conditioned to make this assumption, when in fact; most often they are talking about you “Black People”. Whilst they enthusiastically write and fawn over the accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Sumerians, and Atlantis; what they fail to tell you is… they were all Black Civilizations.
The Sumerians came from the Sahara region before it developed into a desert. They were referred to as Caspian’s or Cafsa; a group of people possessing Negroid characteristics. The term Mediterranean is an anthropological euphemism for “Negro”.
The Black Heads
Mesopotamia the biblical land of Shinar, (Sumer) began around 3000 B.C. and was in fact founded by Black People. Henry Rawlins 1810-1895 after deciphering the cuneiform script discovered the founders were of Cushite origin. The non-Semitic speakers of Sumer and the Semitic speakers of Akkad were both Black people who called themselves (Sag-gig-ga) “Black Heads” and their land in cuneiform script was simply “the land of the black-headed people”.
The book, “Prehistoric Nations” written by John Baldwin in 1869 stated, “The early colonists of Babylonia were of the same race as the Upper Nile inhabitants”. Other scholars such as Chandra Chakaberty asserted in his book “A study in Hindu Social Polity” based on the steles and statuaries of Babylonia, the Sumerians were, in fact, dark in complexion, a chocolate colour resembling the Dravidians in nearly every detail. The Sumer civilization preceded Babylonia and Elam the ancestral land of the Persians and were African civilizations. Our Black scholar Drusilla Dunjee Houston 1876-1941 would also call the Sumerians Kushite (Cushite) due to their relation to the people of Kush/Nubia.
Sumer was a major power in those days; they would build the cities of Erech or Uruk, Eridu and Ur from unbaked bricks. They irrigated the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They invented a writing system called cuneiform; they were one of the first to build cities on a grid system. They invented the sailboat, the chariot, the plow, and metallurgy. They also invented cylinder seals that acted as a form of identification to sign legal documents such as contracts. They invented a system of mathematics based on the number 60, we still today divide a circle by 360 degrees, and an hour by 60 minutes, minutes into 60 seconds. They essentially invented time by dividing night and day into 12-hour increments The Sumerians were responsible for more than one hundred of the world’s first inventions.
The Sumerian Gods were known as the Anunnaki, they were Anu, Enlil, Ishtar, and her mate Dumuzi, Inanna and Enki. These Gods ruled Sumer before passing rule to Gilgamesh who later passed rule onto Gudea who would later unify Sumer. Later would come a people known as the Akkadians, Sargon of Agade led the Akkadians to power in 2334, he would later become known as Sargon the great after uniting Sumer and Akkad. He is depicted in his sculpture with a beard and African features. By 2000 B.C. Indo Europeans known as Shubartu conquered Akkad around 1700 or 1800 B.C. Then came the Canaanites, also another group of Black people who invaded Mesopotamia from Arabia and established the rule of King Hammurabi who would later create the famous code of laws over the Babylonians. The 5th century B.C. would bring the Greek historian Herodotus who visited Mesopotamia and alluded to its people as Ethiopians. Others would follow and come to similar conclusions until approximately the late 1700s when historical facts became optional if not frowned upon to create a false narrative of European supremacy. The Pictures contained within this piece, are colored and leave little doubt as to their race or ethnic origin; however, I would be willing to bet most reading this article have never seen these in their original form, and usually, you are shown the colorless version as to continue the ambiguous identity. Sometimes you are even shown whitewashed versions of these same pictures.
“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you’re going” – Maya Angelou
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