AFRICANGLOBE – In his book Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler said that there are three types of people in this world, those who believe everything they read, those that do not believe anything they read and the last group which is the smallest of them all, the group that can read anything regardless of how erroneous it is and instantly figure out what is factual and what is not, that group then retain the facts and discard everything else. I call those people the intelligent minority. I would like to think that it is only those type of people who belong to the third group that would take the time out to visit a website such as Africanglobe.net, but I could be wrong.
Anyone who has a basic knowledge of Ethiopian history would know one thing of which Ethiopians are most proud, it is the fact that their country has never been conquered by a foreign power. With the brief exception of the Italian occupation which lasted a mere 5 years from 1936-1941 after the defeat of Haile Selassie in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, that is the only period in recorded history that Ethiopia has ever fallen to a foreign invasion.
Now that we have established the fact that Ethiopia has never been conquered by any foreign race now lets examine this wonderful development regarding this genetic study. When a distinct group of people with a distinct racial identity is conquered by a foreign race, even if the native population is completely wiped out as is the case regarding the Arawaks and Tainos in some Caribbean islands such as Jamaica and the Bahamas, the truth is a people never really disappear, they are simply absorbed, they leave their genetic marker in the conquering race due to miscegenation, as is evident in places such as Brazil and Mexico even in north America there are people who are White as any other Anglo-Saxon who can trace their roots to Native Americans.
In his book The Histories, Greek historian Herodotus explained the origin of the Phoenicians according to Persian (Iranian) historians, this he did in order to give an unbiased record of origin of the people who history would come to know as the Phoenicians. In The Histories he clearly stated that the Phoenicians had their origin on the coast of the Erythraean Sea which is today known as the Red Sea from which they migrated and settled in the area that is today known as Lebanon and northern Israel even parts of modern day Syria made up the ancient Phoenician territories.
Today there are six countries that borders the Red Sea they are Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Djibouti. Some European scholars not wanting to place the Phoenicians in Africa have always argued with little evidence to back it up that the Phoenicians had their origin in southern Yemen or in some other parts of the southern Arabian peninsula. Even so a simple study of the history of the area will reveal that half of the Arabian peninsula and both modern day Eritrea and Djibouti once made up part of Ethiopia’s territory. Even today Africans of Ethiopian and Somali origin still make up a large proportion of Yemen’s population and they are mostly concentrated in the southern regions. So whether you believe that the Phoenician were from southern Arabia or north-east Africa either way the Ethiopian presence in those areas is still represented.
Herodotus knew very well the ancient nations of Khemet (Egypt) and Nubia (Sudan) and he did not place the origin of the Phoenicians in neither of those countries, even though those countries borders Herodotus’ “Erythraean Sea” (Red Sea) we can both discard them as candidates. When the unwashed Italian invaders took control of what was then known as northern Ethiopia they immediately recognized the geographical and historical significance of the area and named it Eritrea.
Throughout history Europeans have always tried to rob Africans of their historical achievements by attempting to credit foreigners or non-Africans with any great civilization discovered in Africa. From the pyramids in the Nile valley to the great civilizations of west Africa, Benin and Mali even the Massive stone cities of Zimbabwe, Europeans have always tried to credit some White omnipresent superman or foreigners with Africa’s historical accomplishments, even when the evidence and artifacts contradicts their racial theories. According to Europeans, Africans are incapable of developing advanced civilizations, and i am of no doubt that this “genetic study” is just another one of their attempt to try and annex Ethiopia and its achievement into the White cultural corner, which if we are to go by history will predictable fail. As far as they are concerned Ethiopia’s history is too magnificent to be credited to Africans even though Ethiopia is in Africa and Ethiopians are in every way Africans.
In the study co-authored by Dr Neil Bradman, Luca Pagani, Dr Toomas Kivisild, Dr Chris Tyler-Smith with the assistance of Ethiopian Professor Endashaw Bekele and Dr Ayele Tarekegn which was done by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, the authors stated that this genetic mixture occurred 3,000 years ago and that some Ethiopians share up to 40% of their DNA with populations in Syria and Israel. They credited the introduction of this genetic element into Ethiopia to the legendary story of the Queen of Sheba who they believe was the Queen of modern day Ethiopia and king Solomon of Israel who according to Ethiopian legend had a Son named Menelik who became the first Hebrew King of Ethiopia.
Though this story is an ancient one which most Ethiopians believe, there are certain elements that contradicts the Ethiopian claim, firstly the country that is today known as Ethiopia is not the same Ethiopia mentioned in ancient writings. The word Ethiopia is a Greek word, the Greeks used it in reference to the nation that lied south of Egypt which we know today as ancient Nubia which lies along the Nile river and had its capital at Merowe in northern Sudan. Secondly the Jewish writings makes no mention whatsoever of Menelik, in fact no other historical source with the exception of the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast mentions Menelik. Third the name Makeda as mentioned in the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast is believe to be the Ethiopian name for Kandake whose “Ethiopian” official was converted to Christianity by Phillip which is mentioned in the Bible in Acts 8:26-40. Now it is important to note that Kandake was the name given to the Queens of Nubia which was then known to the Greeks as Ethiopia, so we see that even the writers of the Bible recognised that ancient Ethiopia was in Nubia and not in Abyssinia which is today known as Ethiopia. Even the Kebra Nagast story of Menelik’s journey from Israel with the Ark of the Covenant tells of him heading south and passing through Egypt and heading south towards Nubia, which leaves one to ask wouldn’t a trip from Israel to modern day Ethiopia made more sense if they had crossed the Red Sea?