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Black Sumer: The African Origins of Civilisation [Kindle Edition]

Hermel Hermstein
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The Sumerian Problem HAS BEEN SOLVED! And the solution is African!

According to mainstream historians the Sumerians of ancient southern Iraq founded the world's first civilization. They are supposed to have spoken a language which is not genetically related to any known language. This is known as the Sumerian Problem. This book represents the greatest discovery in ancient history for the last hundred years. It demonstrates that Sumerian was genetically related to the Niger-Congo languages of West Africa. Their descendants are the African Diaspora of North and South America and the Caribbean.

Many claimed to have solved the Sumerian problem in the past. Hermstein's differs from previous attempts by first showing the reader how to identify genetically related languages through recurrent sound correspondences in basic vocabulary. He then gives examples from acknowledged genetic relationships such as Germanic to show the reader what the evidence should look like. The author also shows what false correspondences look like and how to tell the difference. He also makes use of a number of tests that would determine whether languages are related using probability. This is CLEARLY UNLIKE ANY PREVIOUS ATTEMPT at solving the Sumerian problem.

The author reconstructs the epic voyage that took the ancestors of the Sumerians from a homeland in West Africa to Djibouti before making a journey by sea, around Oman and to the head of the Persian Gulf.

The other major discovery in the book is that the Sumerians had a much more advanced system of astronomy than has been supposed. The constellations had geographic associations in the Classical period through myth. Hermstein shows how the geographic coordinates of the associated places closely correspond to the celestial coordinates of certain points within the constellations. It is impossible to develop such a system without knowing the earth is round. The text supplying the point of origin for the system of geo-celestial coordinate correspondence is from the Sumerian period.

Two amazing discoveries in one book. Both humanity and civilization have an African origin! The ancients knew a lot more than we realized!

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  • File Size: 682 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480065285
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Publishing; 1 edition (October 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT CHOICE! December 9, 2012
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This book is extremely comprehensive and impressive compared to the many books that have attempted to crack the code as to the origins of the Sumerian Civilization and the language they spoke. The book interacts with the University of Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary which contains years of research that already deciphered significant parts of the Cuneiform language (the predominant Sumerian language). Based also on the interactive links, you will be able to to understand and decode the language as defined by the University of Pennsylvania. When you do this, you will be able to easily determine that the Sumerian language originates from the oldest people on earth, the Bantu. I really love this easy reading, well planned book, highly logical book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that seeks to know the precise origins of the Ancient Sumerian Civilization and the extremely ancient Cuneiform language they spoke.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book on black Sumer April 24, 2013
By Mena
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Black Sumer: the African origin of civilisation is a good book on Sumerian archeology and linguistic.I like the chapter on Sumerian religion wee Sumerian religion is compare to the dogon and Akan religion.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great June 12, 2013
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another excellent book by hermel. he definitely proves west African origin in the middle east. linguistics and genetics answer all questions. remember this!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sumer February 27, 2014
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Great book. Truly good reading, I recommend this to all. It's an eye opening even in the high schools. yes
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5 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter nonsense September 13, 2013
This book is absolute, utter nonsense. If you are looking for a book on Sumer don't waste your time. This is racialist fantasies and nothing more.
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