The Future Belongs To Those Who Restore The Past.
Our future lay in restoring the past. We're telling a story that’s waited 2,700 years to be told!
In 2008, The ASA Restoration Project began funding the excavation of two 2,700 year-old tombs near the Valley of the Kings – on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt. The information unearthed in the tombs of the Noblemen – Karakhamen and Karabasken has expanded our understanding of the Kushite rulers of ancient Egypt and their efforts to restore the land of their ancestors.
Anthony Browder is the founding Director of the ASA Restoration Project and has led study tours to Egypt for 30 years. He is carrying on the historical traditions of Asa Hilliard (for whom the project was named), John Henrik Clarke and Dr. Ben.
Browder will discuss his latest discoveries (and their social, spiritual and political revelence) during two speaking engagements in New York City. Seating is limited. Purchase your tickets ($20) now for:
• Friday, December 16, 6pm
Medgar Evers College
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
**$20 donations accepted at door at this event only. All guests are requried to still get ticket.**
• Saturday, December 17, 3pm
Harlem Commonwealth Council
361 West 125th St.
New York NY 10027
• Sunday, December 18, 3pm
Source of Knowledge Bookstore
867 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Tell me a little about this event.
The primary mission of the ASA Restoration Project is to fund the continued excavation and restoration of the tombs of Karakhamen and Karabasken.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke referred to the 25th Dynasty as "Egypt's last great walk in the sun." Dr. Asa Hilliard called the 25th Dynasty "Kemet's Last Golden Age." It is often the most overlooked period in Egyptian history because they are the only Black rulers of Egypt who are acknowledged by mainstream Egyptologists.
The 25th Dynasty is important because it is the earliest recorded renaissance in history. It connects the last chapters of ancient Egyptian history with the beginning, and documents over 3,000 years of African leadership and excellence throughout the Nile Valley.
The tombs were built to honor Karabasken and Karakhamen who lived during the 8th century B.C. They were the final resting place for two members of the Kushite royal family that ruled Egypt during the 25th dynasty.
Karabasken was the mayor of the ancient city of Luxor – the administrative and religious capital of ancient Egypt. He also supervised the restoration of the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, which are two miles apart but are connected by an avenue of 1350 sphinxes and were the site of spectacular annual festivals.
Karakhamen was a priest at Karnak Temple, which is the largest temple in the world and the residence of Amen (the unseen presence of God Almighty). The Temple is said to have housed over 83,000 priest and priestesses.
The tomb of Karakhamen is four times larger than the tomb of King Tut. It was built 750 years after the birth of Moses and 750 years before the birth of Jesus.
One of the highlights of his burial chamber 60 feet underground is on the ceiling where a wonderfully painted image of Nut, the goddess who represents the Milky Way still exists.
In 2014 we began excavating in front of Karabasken’s tomb and uncovered a staircase that led to an impressive large open-air sun court that allowed us direct access the underground tomb.
In June 2016 we began excavating Karabasken's burial chamber and made one of our biggest discoveries to date. We found the 2700 year-old surprise was patiently waiting for us for so many years: Karabasken's sarcophagus; an over 20,000 pound red granite rock coffin measuring 20-feet long, 8 feet wide and 12 feet high!
As we continue excavations inside Karabasken’s tomb, we anticipate making a number of significant discoveries that will help us reconstruct this important period in Egyptian history.
Through the leadership of Anthony Browder this project has been funded with African American dollars — the first of its kind in history!
The Karakhamen NYC Crowdfunding Tour is a filmed made-for-TV fundraising event for all to know and see the importance of this work!
For more information about this project, visit ikgculturalresourcecenter.com/asa-restoration-project
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is rated "E", for Enlightened audiences of all ages.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may reach Event Coordinator, M'Bwebe Ishangi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I make an online contribution?
Yes! We are currently running a 60-Day Karakhamen Season-Closing Crowdfundraiser — share with your friends! Make your online contribution to our crowdfundraiser at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-karakhamen-season-closing-crowdfund-project. We will also have accept online donations at each event.