As is to be expected, we undertook a deeper analysis of ancient Egyptian literature,
mythologies, linguistic expressions and hieroglyphic system, and what we found was that the
origins of Egyptian hieroglyphics lay in concepts located to a large extent in and around Kwa-
Igbo land, Niger Delta and the Cameroons. For example, Egyptologists have recently discovered
that when the ancient Egyptians speak of the Land of the Rising Sun, they actually looked
towards West Africa as the place from where their Sun or Sirius rises and to which she sets every
70 days. 47Accordingly they also regarded West Africa as the land where their gods resided. That
land was called Punt in Egypt and Panchea in Greece48. Our findings reveal that that ancient city
in the forests of West Africa was the capital of Punt. It was indeed the mythical ‘Land of the
Rising Sun’ otherwise known as Heliopolis or Yebu (pronounced ‘Eboe’) by the latter-day
ancient Egyptians of North Africa or as Biafra by the ancient West Africans. In fact we were
humbled to discover that ancient Egypt of mythology was actually located in ancient Nigeria,
and in The Lost Testament we listed piles of evidence to demonstrate this assertion. Heliopolis
was the capital of Punt, and Heliopolis was no other place but the lost city of ‘Igbo/Yebu’,
now called ‘Igbo Ukwu’ – the city which Thurstan Shaw had excavated!
The Primeval Mound (plateau), which God raised up, and on which he stood while
commanding creation, was thereafter known as ‘the Covenant Mound’ in Egyptian mythology.
Early Egyptians commemorated it with a small mound of sand with a flat surface as noted by
Laird Scranton in a 2006 publication. 49 It was a symbol of the Covenant which God made
with his creation that he will always support what he made. The Egyptians call the Mound the
47 See Robert Bauval, The Egypt Code, 2006.
48 See They Lived Before Adam, chapter 11
49 The Science of the Dogon, 2006