Here's one thing I have to say about the Afrocentric Egypt theories. (Leaving aside the fact that the Egyptians were not niggers.) In all honesty I actually find the Egyptians to be a very overrated civilization. For example here is a list of some other respected ancient societies and what they contributed. Greeks/Romans- Invented great architecture that is emulated to this very day. Plenty of homes are still built in a Graeco Roman style. Came up with idea of republic. Built our modern system of laws and judicial system. Invented philosophy. Built sewers and aqueducts. Built great roads. Made mathematical advancements. Came up with early versions of plant/animal kingdoms. Came up with an almost 100% accurate version of the atomic theory, long before microscopes. Had great literature Mesopotamians- Brought us civilization, writing, math, agriculture, etc. Invented beer. Also made world's first literature. Built ziggurats. India-Came up with concept of zero. Came up with decimal system. Invented chess. Involved diamonds, yoga and plastic surgery. Had running water even before Romans. China- Invented papermaking. Invented civil service exam, which is still used today, even in the West. Had interesting philosophies like Legalism, Daoism, Confucianism. Invented papermaking, the compass, gunpowder, cannons, fireworks, tea, the hot air balloon, porcelain, the wheelbarrow and stirrups, among other things. Had great literature Now let's talk about Egypt. Their only contribution to science was embalming mummies. Their contribution to literature is the Book of the Dead. Their contribution to math were calculating pi to be between 3.11 and 3.16. They contributed nothing to philosophy. Their lone contribution to architecture (or anything) was their tombs. In all honesty, I'm not as mesmerized by pyramids as most people are. I took an ancient art class in college, and I found the Mesopotamian ziggurats and Greek Parthenon to be much more impressive and nicer looking structures than the Egyptian triangles. Am I the only person who notices that 90% of the attention on Egypt all centers around their tombs?