What are the major reasons why Dr. D referenced the Egyptian civilization?
Africa, The Voyage of Discover: Different But Equal
, focuses on the history of
African culture and civilization. Dr. Davidson, the narrator of the documentary, touches on the
significant details of African culture that are not recognized by many. Egyptian civilization was
highly influenced by African people. Some of the most complex and sophisticated buildings
existed in ancient Egypt. Egypt’s civilization was unmatched by any other during its time.
Unfortunately, many believe that African people could never have imagined such a great society.
It has been said that Africans could never build a high civilization. Though people doubt the
influence of Africans on Egyptian society there is evidence that suggests otherwise. Dr.
Davidson’s reasons for referencing the ancient civilization of Egypt stem from the idea of
different but equal, which is an overarching theme in the documentary.