chapter  3
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The rise of Kemet/Egypt

The first major civilization of Africa, indeed in the world, to make a definitive impact on the direction of human culture was that of the united country called Kemet by Africans and much later called Egypt by the Greeks. Kemet means the “land of the blacks” or “the black country.” It was the favorite name for the land that the Greeks later called “Aeguptos,” after the Egyptian word hikuptah meaning colloquially the “houses of Ptah.”