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Stone-Age Roots of the Egyptians — Maybe

It’s not news, but I got a smile out of this article today:

Some 64 centuries ago, a prehistoric people of obscure origins farmed an area along Egypt’s Nile River.

Barely out of the Stone Age, they produced simple but well-made pottery, jewelry and stone tools, and carefully buried their dead with ritual objects in apparent preparation for an afterlife. These items often included doll-like female figurines with exaggerated sexual features, thought to possibly symbolize rebirth.

Really? Maybe ancient Egyptian men simply preferred, ah, full-figured gals, and these figurines are just ancient Egyptian porno.

[A] new study suggests these people, the Badarians, may have ultimately given rise to one of the world’s first major civilizations some 14 centuries later: the glittering culture of Egypt.

Indeed, the Egyptians seem to have been basically the same people from the end of the Stone Age through late Roman times, the research found.

It’s politically correct to say so, but the study ignores a wealth of archaeological evidence that connects the early Egyptian dynasties to invaders from Sumer. We can’t have that, though, because that fits with the biblical account: Noah’s grandsons gave their name to modern Ethiopia (Cush), Libya (Phut), and Egypt (Mizraim).

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