Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?

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Prima Pub., 1997 - Social Science - 554 pages
"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

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Part One DARKEST EUROPE 1 Like Frogs Around a Pond
Who Discovered Europe?
Gold and Glory

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Richard Poe is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, and the editor of //, a popular conservative Web site. In addition, his columns have appeared on //, an online newspaper rated as the sixth most visited Web site on the Internet by the World Charts Foundation. Mr. Poe lives in New York City.

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