This account will deal with the ancient Cushite empire of Ethiopians, that covered
three continents and held unbroken sway for three thousand years. It visits old Ethiopia, where as Herodotus said, "the
gods delighted to banquet with the pious inhabitants." We will study the land and the ancient race. The "Old Race," will next
win our attention, that Petrie found in Egypt
of distinct and unique culture, who were the people of the earlier and superior civilization of the first dynasties. Down
through this prehistoric vista we see "Happy Araby" with her brilliant primitive culture and her unrivalled literature of
later days. On the screen flashes the rich and surpassing culture of old Chaldea, which belonged
to the ancient Cushite empire of Ethiopians. Next comes veiled and mysterious India,
the scene of charming story and magic fable, with her subtle mysticism and philosophy. Tarrying a while with the conquest
and life of the ancient Medes and Persians, the trail runs far afield into the dominions of Western Europe and the striking
questions array themselves demanding to be answered. Who were the Celts? Who were the Teutons? and what was the origin of
the so-called Aryan race? The author was as much astounded as will be the reader, as to what this study reveals. It leaves
us wondering if there is any Aryan race.
We learn in the study of the races of Western Europe, to understand the hatreds of
Europe that under laid the world war. We learn that when the Celt and Teuton call the Ethiopians
of the new world "Uncle" and "Auntie," they are using titles that are scientifically true. Our story passes on to another
remnant of the ancient Cushite empire, that baffling race, the Iberians, now represented by the Basques; then to the Berbers
of North Africa,. another branch of the Cushite race. Some scientists have called them the descendents of the "People of Atlantis."
Next succeed the singular facts about the life of the mysterious Etruscans of old Italy who were the teachers of the Romans; then we follow the life and tragedy
of the fleeting Pelasgians, who were the fountain out of which later Greek culture welled. They were the people of the legends
of Greek mythology. It is almost impossible to find anything but scanty fragments in the world's literature about any of these
people of pre-historic days, but our text has compiled these fragments, so many of them, as to form fascinating chapters.
Today all of these subjects remain unexplained mysteries in the average book. We dwell for a while on the marvels of the lost
civilization of the Ęgean and stop to study the Greece of Homer and the meaning of the Greek legends. All having direct relation
to the ancient Cushites.
in all her glory, but viewed from new angles, passes before us with the older and superior civilization of Asia
Minor, which has been almost entirely overlooked in modern literature. Next we come to the fact that the Phoenicians
called themselves Ethiopians and that the Hebrew writers gave them the same name.