King Tut is back and he’s still Black–What’s wrong with this bust? -Part 3
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“And We made the night and the day two signs, then We have made the sign of the night to pass away and We have made the sign of the day manifest, so that you may seek grace from your Lord, and that you may know the numbering of years and the reckoning. And We have explained everything with distinctness. And We have made every man’s actions to cling to his neck, and We shall bring forth to him on the day of Resurrection a book which he will find wide open. Read thy book. Thine own soul is sufficient as a reckoner against thee this day.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 17, verses 12-14
When the Finder of the Lost and Found Nation of Islam in America, Master W. Fard Muhammad, began knocking on our doors in the early 1930s, He was disguised as a merchant from the East. He began teaching our mentally dead families that our ancient people and civilizations originated along the banks of the Nile in Egypt.
This knowledge attracted the minds of our people who had been cut off from the knowledge of their own people, civilization, language and culture for nearly 400 years. We had been captured and trapped into the White man’s world and religious belief system through Western European colonization and enslavement. We were looked upon as misfits and totally ignorant to the rich knowledge of our past and heritage.
We believed that the only people we belonged to were tribes living in the jungles of Africa. That is only part of the truth, according to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He taught us that we were called “African” by our enemies to try to divide us, so that we could easily be bought and sold as merchandise. During that period of our history, we had strayed away from civilization and were living a jungle life. Our original home base was the rich Nile Valley of Egypt where the Nile River, the longest in the world, passes through the Sudan and Ethiopia, flowing from the headwaters in Lake Victoria in Uganda.
As I walked through the 11 galleries of the King Tut exhibit, I reflected over its controversial opening at the Los Angeles Art Museum on June 16 last year, which faced much picketing by Black scholars and the general public. Many who chanted wore T-shirts with the printed slogan: “King Tut is Back and He’s Still Black.”
The greater part of the protest was centered over the forensic model of King Tut placed on display that was created by a group of forensic experts from France. The bust looks totally European, like Little Boy Blue or Boy George, which belies any connection to Tut’s true Indigenous Black ancestors and family members.
From Los Angeles, the King Tut exhibit moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with some dispute, and is now currently at the Field Museum in Chicago, Ill. The exhibit opened on May 26 and, once again, controversy flared, centered around a 2,006-year-old mummy that was owned by one of the executive sponsors of the exhibit on display in his downtown Chicago office.
Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, protested this affront to the Egyptian people and government. He offered an ultimatum to either have it exhibited at the museum or returned to the Egyptian authorities. It is interesting to observe how quickly this demand was respected, while the short protest demonstration displayed at the opening of the exhibit in Los Angeles for denying our Black roots in the 18th Dynastic King’s list has gone almost totally unnoticed–even though scholars can trace the Nubian roots to the bloodline of all Dynastic and pre-Dynastic Egypt.
If you carefully study the sculptures of these prominent figures that are on display, you cannot mistake their identity, which is, in some cases, infused with the blood of Semitic races that entered the Nile Valley before they were finally expulsed. This is the historic period in Egyptian history that occurred just prior to the 18th Dynastic rule, whose people were called the Hyksos or Shepherd Kings (which will be discussed in a later article).
They are described as being of a fair-complexion, tending toward blond or brunette, with light-colored eyes. It was the first 18th Dynastic King, named Ahmosis, who was married to the beautiful wife Nefertarie Ahmosis, who is accredited with having expulsed both the Hyksos (or Shepherd Kings) from Egypt. It is from this period in Egyptian history that we enter the new kingdom and rulership of the 18th Dynastic Kings, which ultimately established monotheism under the revolutionary ruler King Akhenaton.
The Egyptian exhibit at the Field Museum covers 15,000 feet and is a reminder to those who are students of the wisdom and Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that this number 15,000 marks the end of a 6,000-year rule in which falsehood reigned, while the Black and Indigenous people the world over were buried in the mud of civilization. It is the Original Black family that is being resurrected today into the rich knowledge of God and self.
We are being restored through the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, to make us a new people that will rule in the life of the Hereafter. We have a saying that is written in an assignment called English Lesson Number C1, that you cannot fool a Muslim (a wide-awake man), not nowadays.
In another sacred writing identified as Problem No. 11, we are introduced to the year 1869, which culminated the building of the Suez Canal. The date of May 26, 64 years later aligns with the year 1933, one year before the Master’s departure in which we are given a sign of the percentage of the return that would come back to us by the investors. It also represented the time that our own people in the East were unaware that we were living in a foreign country, far away in America.
If we carry that same number of years (64) forward from the year 1933, adding 10 more years, we would come into the year 2007. This would be exactly 104 years. This number (104) corresponds to a certain number of books that were given to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to read in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. by Master W. Fard Muhammad.
The sign of King Tut’s exhibit and all the amassing of gold, jewels and luxurious items represent a sign that this rich inheritance would be restored to the Original People and descendants of those great Egyptian Kings and that a new birth will take place in the West, as is prophesied in the Bible, Holy Qur’an and the Pyramid text entitled “Coming Forth by Day or the Book of the Dead.”
“Whoever goes aright, for his own soul does he go aright; and whoever goes astray, to its detriment only does he go astray. And no bearer of a burden can bear the burden of another. Nor do We chastise until We raise a messenger. And when We wish to destroy a town, We send commandments to its people who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction. And how many generations did We destroy after Noah! And thy Lord suffices as being Aware and Seer of His servants’ sins.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 17, verses 15-17
To be continued.