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Moustafa Gadalla has written another revealing book on the Egyptian influence upon the world. This time he has set out to prove the Egyptian (and not the East Indian) origin of the Iberian Romany/Gypsies; that the entire Iberian civilisation derives directly from Egypt; the false credits of various cultural phenomena given to many other peoples than the Egyptians.
These proofs work with metallurgy, linguistics, music, dance, agriculture, population demographics, historical reports and many other ways. (But not with genetics, I may make a point, as this would have been possible to do in the year 2004, when the book was published.)
He convincingly points out that the Phoenicians have been wrongly credited with a lot of things, such as the invention of the alphabet, mining, ship and harbor building, setting up colonies. The latter to be supposedly true even for Carthage. At this specific point I would have liked to read an elaboration, who else build Carthage then, including its sophisticated harbor and large fleet. The Arabs have been wrongly credited with introducing e.g. the flamenco, guitar, gardening and extensive vocabulary into Spain (and by that indirectly Western culture at large). The Greeks have been wrongly credited with e.g. Hercules, the Romans with e.g. bringing "civilisation" into Iberia. The astonishing thing is that the author lists historical records of the beforementioned peoples, themselves giving credit to the Egyptians of all of these things. In fact, many Western museums display e.g. Ancient Egyptian guitars etc., which shows the intentional character of the historical deception.
Moustafa Gadalla goes even further, showing that Western linguists use flawed methods of categorizing language groups. Probably on purpose also. He suggests that Ancient Egyptian is the mother tongue of all: the "Afro-Asiatic", Semitic and Indo-European language families. And yes, the Basque language isn't such a mystery at all, but directly derived from Ancient Egyptian as well. Astonishing are the revelations about the introduction of the alphabet, e.g. the m-sound being derived from the Ancient Egyptian word for "water/sea", mer (still used as e.g. "Meer" in German), with the "m" representing a wavy water surface as the original sign. Expressions like "Notre Dame de la mer" are completely Egyptian.
Ancient Egyptian religion survived, too, in Christianized and Islamized versions, e.g. transferring the veneration of local/minor gods (who are part of the One God) into the veneration of saints, especially in Iberia.
A very important book. Yet, I have to subtract a star nevertheless. For one thing, the author seems to be a bit biased. Other peoples are termed gangsters, terrorizing, contrary to civilisation etc., while the ancient Egyptians are always the clearcut opposite. For example being not war-like, because they used mercenaries, supposedly exclusively. Even if completely true for all times, this doesn't make them not war-like. They DID wage war, no matter with what sort of soldiers. Terming e.g. the mother language the "purest" qualifies as a reversal of the bad habit of using reactionary vocabulary too easily. His theory of the Muslims/Arabs, Berbers and Moors in combination with the Jews planning to rule to exploit Iberia TOGETHER would be in need of a bit more substantiation, for as far as I am informed, the Jews had to provide those non-Muslim taxes in Iberia, too, which is odd in context of supposedly having been allies.
This book clashes occasionally with other revealing Afrocentrist books. Which doesn't necessarily make this book (or the others) invalid, yet this shows that further research is necessary to synthesize all the knowledge. Mostly for a variating, not really directly contrary approach to linguistics, I advise reading The Africans Who Wrote the Bible about the language of the Akan, who don't even get mentioned by this name here, but represented a people or many peoples who once spread over a far more vast area than ancient Egypt. On the origin of the veneration of saints in Christianity, Akan Rites of Passage and Their Reception into Christianity: A Thelogical Synthesis (European University Studies: Theology, 768) will - indirectly - provide a variation also. When We Ruled: The Ancient and Medieval History of Black Civilisations explains that the Almoravid and Almohad empires which successively ruled Iberia, from Africa, were actually Black empires by power structure (and of more southern origin than averred in "Egyptian Romany"), NOT really being Arabic and/or Berberish or of nomadic nature. The same book reveals much older dates of the especially early Egyptian dynasties, which may bring Moustafa Gadalla into trouble occasionally, for he connects Egyptian history directly to Iberian history.
If you are interested in further Egyptian colonization of Europe, Ancient and Modern Britons: Volume One (Ancient & Modern Britons) (and Volume II) will be of interest, although written in 1884 and unfortunately not as well and concisely structured as this book.