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Monday, November 24th, 2014

5 Ancient Greek Civilization ‘Firsts’ That Were Not

  Greek_alphabet The Greek Alphabet

New research suggests the Greeks borrowed their system known as alphabetic numerals from the Egyptians, and did not develop it themselves as was long believed, the BBC reports.

Greek alphabetic numerals were favored by the mathematician and physicist Archimedes, the scientific philosopher Aristotle and the mathematician Euclid, among others.

A 2003 analysis by Stephen Chrisomalis, Ph.D., a linguistic anthropologist at McGill University in Montreal, showed striking similarities between Greek alphabetic numerals and the Egyptian demotic numerals, used in Egypt from the late eighth century B.C. until around A.D. 450.

Both systems use nine signs in each “base” so that individual units are counted 1-9, tens are counted 10-90 and so on. Both systems also lack a symbol for zero.

Chrisomalis proposes that an explosion in trade between Greece and Egypt after 600 B.C. led to the system being adopted by the Greeks.

Greek merchants may have seen the demotic system in use in Egypt and adapted it for their own purposes.

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Comments

  1. Brain Food….

  2. Wait till the eurocentrist hear this

  3. Mike Shambaugh-Miller says:

    As a professor of cultural geography I have tried for years to educate my students that world culture owes more to ancient pre- greecian civilizations – unfortunately it is true even in academia – those with the best press agents get the headlines.

  4. FUNNY HOW THEY CALL THIS SITE atlanta black star, yet they have the greek alphabet listed on this page?

    NIGGERS ARE SO FUCKING CON-FUSED!

  5. Greek alphabet came from Africa….so did your ancestors……you are confused…and now go check your dna and look in da mirror while you call yourself the N word…idiot

  6. Aminu Danmaliki says:

    Yes it is true.We knew this long time ago,almost everything including science and arts was copied from Africa and from black Africans who ruled Egypt and built the pyramids.

  7. Rehiem swears he know what he is talking about. If he read the article, he would see that the picture of the "greek alphabet" is appropriate. Please read before you name call and use the N word.

  8. Karen Goodall NOPE not confused at all…!
    BE REAL NIGGERS ARE NOT ARE NOT ARE NOT: "Practicing any of that stuff out side of the realm of what the fagg greeks set forth to be! I have yet to meet <1 > nigger so called greek that nose the first thing about ANYTHING involving our cultured heritage and values as the practicing and view the world through the eyes of crackas and use reverse psychology, false humility and ill-understood religious <beliefs> to justify everything that they stand for ALL THE WHILE TRYING TO SAY "WELL IT CAME FROM AFRICA" YET WILL NEVER YIELD ANYTHING FROM SUCH!

    #UnLOCKyoURFOOL ®

  9. Poa Rehiem The first Pharoahs were Nubians from Nubia….you are so dumb….go read something……how about the Black Athena for a start…I thought you were a white kkk trying to blast this post…you are black for real? shame…your ignorance give black people a bad name . Go find a book and read

  10. Karen Goodall FOOL I have been there to the Nile Valley Region 3 times! read the walls, been to the Museum in Cairo & The Metropolitan Museum in London and have studied for 27 years of my life! WTF have you done! Say here why don't at least, REPLY indicative to what I said!

    Haughty and mouthy woman folly! pissed off cause niggers ARE practicing this greek none-sense in congruent to the fag greeks dis-positioning and then saying "it from africa too, when you want to garner support and save public face!

    I know a HOUSE NIGGER WHEN I SEE ONE!

    #UnLOCKyoURfOOL

    Mrs.SAMBO

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    learn something about your greeks!

  12. Poa Rehiem You visited….I lived it……empty barrels make the most noise……from your noise of homophobia I would say you were molested as a child and is still telling yourself that you are not really gay…….I am sorry that you are so pained by your past that you feel the need to be so hateful here…….seek and you will find peace……free the demon inside…..seek Jesus and pray always in Jesus name….Amen…..

  13. Poa Rehiem Again, whatever happened to you in your youth was not your fault. Stop blaming yourself and free that demon in you……every time you take the blame you are giving the demon room to enter and stay…….that is their right…..when you stop blaming yourself you can be free….your hate is so deep…..and no one here is to blame…..this is the 21st century and you sound like you are living in the past……my God man…..do you not even realize what a crazy person you sound like? Pray in Jesus name to free the evil that is coming out in your words to leave you …in Jesus Name…..amen….

  14. Poa Rehiem I am not from this country and it took me a while to understand why Blacks have a hard time taking that chip off their shoulders……I see you still have a block on yours…..take a load off……the fight is over…….at some point you have to live in the present

  15. Diallo Sekou says:

    the greek's own oral tradition –their 'mythology' credits kadmus the phoenician prince with teaching the greeks writing, metallurgy and agriculture–three of the building blocks of civilization. but the phoenicians did not deny that they borrowed from the writing system used by their cousins the egyptians. the phoenicians were merchants and seafarers who built walled cities near the sea which served as outposts for trade throughout the mediterranean world and especially throughout the aegean sea in the area around ancient greece. even the greek's Peloponnese islands are named for pelos–the black faced one.

  16. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Poa Rehiem you are such a high authority on a Nation you do not even understand.

  17. Demetrius Syriopoulos SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE WHITE SUPREMACIST! JUST LIKE A WHITE BOY ALWAYS OFFENDED OF YOUR PROPOSED AUTHORITY, WHEN A BLACK MAN COMES AROUND SPEAKING KNOWLEDGE WISDOM AND TRUTH AND THE VALIDITY THEREOF!

  18. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Poa Rehiem , my comment is missing, if you did not delete my comment, read it again.

  19. kAREN gOODALL AND the rest of you fags like Demetrius Syriopoulos !

    you are all like children, assuming that this global white supremacy is confined to the AMERICAS.

    I laugh at you all, for that alone shows that you know nothing of the truth! i came with validation and cross examined reference points , ancient documents and PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO SHOW AND PROVE!

    You fags 1 refuse to even examine it and plus move to insult through your emotions and personal opinions and pop culture belief systems + cause that is all you have, IS A TROFF OF BULLSHIT!

    No proof no nothing and refuse to do the homework!

  20. When i became an adult i put childish ways behind me and that includes empty conversation with people whom have empty heads and refuse to DO & KNOW BETTER!

    <THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HOMOPHOBIA! That is a reverse psychological concept that was developed in the latter 1980's as apart of Global 2000, Eugenics and The APA's collective agenda to make faggotry a normal behavior!>

    GROW UP AND #UnLOCKyoURfOOL ®

  21. D Oliver Martin says:

    Name and insults aside…. TROUGH……whew!!! and why so angry… discuss, talk,,,,

  22. D Oliver Martin says:

    Poa Rehiem : a simple course in spelling and grammatical syntax would serve you well. be off..lol

  23. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Poa, you are so good a trashing everyone, why do you delete comments? are you scared others may see that what you claim people said was not actually said ?

  24. Juel Gardner says:

    I watched the video thank you.

  25. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    if only you knew how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet you may have been able to know why they are called what they are and understand the reason they are in the order that they are.

  26. Kahlil A DeBerry says:

    Once again what does that have to do with the current Black Americans today. The history sounds great but how can you compare those acient Egyptians who build empires with us today. Once again the Egyptians of that time did not resumble modern day blacks and Im a black so dont come with the race nonscense. Please understand the timeline ofevents to overstand where im coming from

  27. Poa Rehiem,

    Your racist rant is disgusting! How do you think GOD views you actions? Now that the Christ has returned, "Everyone is judged according(74) to their deeds." – Rev 22:12.

    Science has now proven reincarnation. Can you imagine being reincarnated as a very white guy? That's your future. The law of karma is as real as the law of gravity.

  28. D Oliver Martin says:

    Are you so dumb…..and I mean dumb enough to NOT read the article before commenting? Wow…why are on this page,,, is it to get attention to your dumb ass comments…Get a life and stop showing off you ignorance…

  29. DeOnna White says:

    It's damn near working too!

  30. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Richard, not sure if you are aware that these numbers you are putting forward here are not arranged the same way they were all those years ago, and further, English is not a language that was used then or even exited then.

  31. Demetrius: Peace and call me Brad. I AM a linguist and a historian. All the Mediterranean alpha-bets are closely related: Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Aramaic. Of course, the English alphabet is also the modern Latin alphabet which is also used in French, Spanish, Italian, German, etc. with minor differences. Gematria(8 letters, 74=G7+E5+M13+A1+T20+R18+I9+A1) has secretly led all these languages in their development/spelling through the years. Kaballists have always practiced gematria and so have the Greek mystics (isopsephy). Freemasonry at its highest levels has promoted Simple(6,74) English(7,74) Gematria(8,74) while it and natural laws have reconstructed the 'One Holy Tongue' used before the Tower of Babel and used by God himself to construct Earth: English. So although English appears to be a modern language, there's much more going on then meets the eye. For example… When Jesus(74) was nailed on(74) the Cross(74) on April 7, 30 AD / 7.4.783 AUC, one of the placards(74) had IESVS – Jesus in Old Latin – written on it. Since 1629, IESVS=74=I9+E5+S19+V22+S19. How did that converge(74)?

  32. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Brad,
    this is a chat / discussion, so it is all in peace and not war. :)

    i may agree with some of what you write above, however, the addition of all the letter are not really as you put them.

    Jesus may add to 74, but Jesus is the Anglicised name of Yeshua that by you figures adds to 79 and than in turn is the name of Yahweh that equals 70.

    also, if you should right Jesus in Hellenic, Ιησούς, then it adds to 83

  33. Demetrius: Did you read my post and understand it?

  34. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Brad,
    you are implying that i did not, and may i did not.

    please explain

  35. James Williams says:

    Poa Rehiem Bro is ON POINT WITH what has happened to WOMEN in OUR spirituality! Once the eye is open there is NO CLOSING IT TO THE TRUTH. ORIGNINAL TRINITY; BLACK MAN, BLACK WOMAN, BLACK CHILD! HOTEP!

  36. All the ancient Mediterranean alpha-bets were closely related: Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Aramaic. Of course, the English alphabet is also the modern Latin alphabet which is also used in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, etc. with subtle differences. Gematria(8 letters, 74=G7+E5+M13+A1+T20+R18+I9+A1) has secretly led all these languages in their development/spelling through the years. Kaballists have always practiced gematria and so have the Greek mystics/Pythagoreans through isopsephy (gematria). Freemasonry at its highest levels has promoted 'Simple(6,74) English(7,74) Gematria(8,74)' while it and natural laws have been used to reconstruct the 'One Holy Tongue' used before the Tower of Babel and used by God himself to construct Earth: English. So although English appears to be a modern language, there's much more going on then meets the eye! For example… When Jesus(74) was nailed on(74) the Cross(74) on April 7, 30 AD / 7.4.783 AUC, one of the placards(74) had IESVS – Jesus in Old Latin – written on it. Since 1629, IESVS=74=I9+E5+S19+V22+S19. How did that converge(74)?!

  37. Demetrius Syriopoulos says:

    Brad,
    you just copy-pasted, so i fi missed the point the 1st time i read it, i am sure to miss it now too.

    however you are making the assumption that all these words that add up to a perfect number are all in English.

    however English was not around then.

    although Hellenic also has some similar numerical analogies, the word created are related to their actions rather than their arithmetic values.

    as i wrote in my previous post, i prefer to add the values in Hellenic, the original language that the New testament was written in, and then they add up to different values.

    going on to gematria, a word misspelled from either the Hellenic word geometria or grammatia in its original form also add up to a different number than 74.

    as far as the inscription on the cross goes, it did not have the name Jesus in any language written on it, but rather an acronym, INBI in Hellenic and INRI in Latin and neither adds up to 74

  38. And. effeminzation of the black man to is a good one

  39. Heru Salmon says:

    Egypt is a very old civilization than we know from eurocentric view. It's probably much older than we think. Plus It's still a child to kush. Also Kush is older than egypt and they both babies to ancient inner africa civilization before them.

  40. Poa: What does that have to do with this article? There were African cultures that dealt with homosexuality long before the missionaries. Suggest you research the Buganda Kingdom in Uganda.

  41. Poa. So anyone that doesn't agree with you is a fool, yet you aren't open minded enough to accept or at least respect another point of view. You seem to want to disparage anyone that supposedly doesn't understand history, yet your use of the N word means that you have no clue to it's history as well. Ancient Black men never used that word to describe another Black man. That word was introduced by "crackas" as you describe it, yet you feel YOU aren't brainwashed! One last thing, go to the mirror and take your index finger, and touch that thing you breath out of, THAT is your "nose". Now touch that area your hair grows out of and that is where knowledge is stored and what you either "KNOW" or don't know. You have a lot to learn.

  42. Black Americans are not Africans!

  43. Sandra Viragova says:

    to be honest, we have learned in the school about Egypt civilization and most Europeans are aware of most of these facts. It's the Americans who are not aware. What I just read was nothing new to me. But surprisingly it was news to most Americans.

  44. Chris Gaines says:

    Give credit where its do.

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