Cultural ties between Egypt and other African cultures
Ancient Egypt had some cultural commonalities with other African cultures, in terms of kinship, matriarchy, totemism, among others.
After studying circumcision and totemism among Egyptians and other Africans, Diop stated that:
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Historians are in general agreement that the Ethiopians, Egyptians, Colchians, and people of the Southern Levant were among the only people on earth practising circumcision, which confirms their cultural affiliations, if not their ethnic affiliation.
The Egyptians called themselves Black
Ancient Egyptians had a term they used to describe themselves – KMT – which literally means “The Blacks.”
“The term is a collective noun which thus described the whole people of Pharaonic Egypt as a Black people,” according to Diop.
The monuments and ancient Egyptian representations in art gave further evidence.