day 13 in Egypt: we originally wanted to go to Abydos and Edfu to see the temples there, but Luxor has worn us out, so for our last two days here, we decided to take it easy and enjoy the pools at the hotel instead. today, we visited the Luxor Museum, which was much smaller than The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but still full of rich artifacts from the ancient world which undisputedly prove that the ancient Egyptians were black.

  
Since we didn’t pay for a photo pass, we couldn’t take pictures. We got in trouble with one of the head guys in charge when he caught us taking pictures after one of the workers said we could [he later asked us for money of course]. Here are some of the pics I deleted.

   

  

  

   

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” — Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers 

Source: Steve Wyche. “Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Sat During National Anthem.” NFL. August 27, 2016. http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=SF. 

“The Ancient Egyptians built their homes with bricks of mud. But they built the tombs of their kings with stone. At first the tomb was a heap of sand. It was covered and surrounded by blocks of stone. A block is a large piece of material which was used for building. The dead body of the king was placed in a little room which was under the ground. Then this simple tomb developed into a step-pyramid. This was a number of buildings placed one on top of the other. There is a step-pyramid a Sakkara near Cairo. This step-pyramid was built for King Zoser by Imhoteb, who was the King’s minister and architect. An architect is a man who helps to make buildings. He draws plans and looks after the work. Imhoteb was also a great doctor and wise man. Many years after his death he became a god of medicine. The step-pyramid was improved until it became a pyramid.”

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Source: Latif Doss and Asham Besada. The Story of Abu Simbel. pg. 1-3. 1973.

“[The Temple of Luxor] was the training temple for the priests. Here is where a man came at age seven…To complete the training of the priests took for forty years [and] one could not be a priest unless he was forty-seven. He learned the seven liberal arts: engineering, science, mathematics, medicine, law, theology, you name it. The people didn’t come in here for anything. Only the priests came in here, the young training priests.” — Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan

Source: Like It Is.