Many people who identify with the modern American Pseudo Khemetic (Egypt) Culture have a disdain for Moorish history and Moorish identity. They often assert that Moors didn’t have a presence in Ancient Egypt and that the word Moor and its many derivatives are not present in the Metu Neter Hieroglyphics. This blog is to simply inform the readers of the truth of the matter, and debunk the claims once and for all, that Moors weren’t present in Ancient Egypt.
This references I’ll provide are screen shots from a book authored by E.A. Wallis Budge, which is titled Hieroglyphic Dictionary.
You will find that “MAR” Pertained to Libyan Sovereigns who were in conflict with the Sovereigns of Khem (Egypt).
You will also find that “MER” pertained to land, water, and its many derivatives.
You will also find that “MER” pertained to anyone in a position of authority.
Mari = A defeated Libyan King.
Maraiu = A Libyan King who attacked King Rameses III.
Marsar = King of Kheta.
marina = Lord, Chief, Officer.
mer = Sea going ship, love, desire.
Mer-Sekhnit = A goddess.
Mer-Neter = Lake of God.
meri = A title of many gods.
Merr = A title of several gods.
Meriti = A god, A Mareotic form of Osiris.
Meriti Meriti = A title of Ra, Amen, Osiris and other gods.
Merti = The primeval gods and goddesses.
Meru a = a god (fem).
Meri-f-ua = A guardian of Osiris.
Meri-Maat = A god in the Tuat.
Meri-mut-f = A form of Khnemu, lord of Khai.
Mer-ent-neteru = a goddess seated on two serpents, a wind goddess of the dawn.
mer = overseer, chief, officer, head, superintendent, director, forman.
mer-aau-t = inspector of dignities of the highest kind.
meru-auaaut = heads of families, sheikhs of tribes.
mer-ah-t = overseer of the estates, land superintendent.
Barabra is an old ethnographical term for the Nubian peoples of northern Sudan and southern Egypt. The word is variously derived from Berberi (i.e. Berbers), or described as identical with Barabara, figuring in the inscription on a gateway of Tuthmosis I, as the name of one of the 113 tribes conquered by him.
In a later inscription of Rameses II at Karnak (1300 BC), Beraberata is given as the name of a southern conquered people. Thus it is suggested that Barabra is a real ethnical name, confused later with Greek and Roman barbarus, and revived in its proper meaning subsequent to the Moslem conquest. A tribe living on the banks of the Nile between Wadi Halfa and Assuan are called Barabra.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). “Barabra” . Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 379.
- Smith, Elizabeth A. (2006). “Place, Class and Race in the Barabra Café. Nubians in Egypian Media”. Cairo Cosmopolitan. Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East. The American University in Cairo.