to Museum Africa and welcome to an exciting, fascinating
journey of discovery—rather, rediscovery—of the African
continent's glorious ancient past. Join us as we embark on
this long-awaited journey whose destination is not so much
Africa as we would like it to be, but Africa as it was
and prospered before foreign domination.
Museum Africa is not about revisionist
African history written by biased Afrocentric scholars. Not at
all. Rather, it is a journey back into the glory years of the
African continent's past, when the first civilizations were
created and thrived. The map to the past was drawn by the
ancient Africans themselves, who left countless records about
who they were and what they accomplished.
journey will take us to places like Kemet (now known as Egypt), Kush (Sudan) and Punt (Somalia), which the ancients called "God's country. In Nubia (southern Egypt) we'll visit temples the ancients erected to honor their gods, such as Apedemak, a
lion-headed warrior god, pictured
Goddesses, Gods and ancient African royalty: From left (clockwise): Goddess Neith; "King" Hatshepsut; Queen Tiye; Pharaoh Shebitku; Goddess Isis suckling her son Horus; a royal lady (Mutbenret (?) from the court of Pharaoh Akhenaten; Kushite Pharaoh Taharqa; Queen Tiye; and Pharaoh Amenhotep III.
We will meet, along the way, ancient movers and shakers like Tutmosis I and Tutmosis II, Hatshepsut, Ahmose Nefertari, Queen Tiye, her husband, Amenhotep III, who built many of the monuments that we today marvel over. Their son, Akhenaten, who changed forever how people honor God. All of them powerful. All of them Africans.
So let's not delay a moment longer. Join us on this fabulous journey — first, to West Africa, then East Africa, North Africa and, finally, South Africa.