Summary:IN BLACK ATHENA PROFESSOR MARTIN BERNAL DEVELOPS HIS HISTORY SHATTERING THEORY THAT THE GREEKS INHERITED MUCH OF THEIR CULTURE FROM BLACK AFRICA. AS HE SEES IT GREECE IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE OF EUROPEAN CIVILISATION. BERNAL PLACES THE FIRST WAVE AS FAR BACK AS 2100 BC, WITH THE 11TH DYNASTY BLACK PHARAOHS OF UPPER EGYPT SHARING THE NAME MENTHOTPE. TOGETHER WITH EXPERTS IN FIELDS OF EGYPTIAN, CANAANITE & GREEK CULTURE PUTS A JIG-SAW OF RESOURCES - ARCHAEOLOGY, LANGUAGE, MYTH, RELIGION, LITERATURE, ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS & THE TESTIMONY OF ANCIENT GREEK HISTORIANS & PHILOSOPHERS THEMSELVES TO RECONSTRUCT THIS 'LOST' HISTORY. IN THE PROCESS HE ALSO CONFRONTS SOME OF HIS MAJOR CRITICS.
Description:In black athena martin bernal develops his history shattering theory that the greeks inherited much of their culture from black africa.