How It All Began For Esayas

“Since I was raised by two overwhelmingly loving and clever black and white woman, I never could see intellectual or behavioral differences between the two ethnicities.

With the age of ten, when I attended art class, I noticed my teacher talking about ancient Egyptian art in a respectless way. I was a little bit surprised because I found the ancient Egyptian art fascinating and beautiful.

In history class, I learned that the language and the people of the ancient Egyptians have vanished. At that time, I simply accepted this without questioning, because I had not yet learned to question conventions.

My inner voice, however, told me already at the age of only 15 that some scholars had a disturbed relationship with the ancient Egyptians.

In a newspaper article, I read that the hair of Ramses was supposedly red. I became witness how one tried to manipulate African history. For me, the skin color of a person did not play any role.

To bring it to the point: The whole ancient Egyptian historical narrative was a loaded with racial controversials.  Archaeologists and historians, from the European point of view, have done everything they can to turn the obviously brown skin color of the ancient Egyptians bright. I couldn’t understand why?

When I was 15 I found an Ancient Egyptian book in which a pharaoh was depicted. Since he looked like me I hung the picture of a Pharaoh on the wall of my bedroom and started to believe that he is somehow me.

This is how it all started.”
– Esayas Gebremedhin

How It All Began For Mary

As far as the stories and tales that have been told under the sun and on our planet, there is no list of incredible historic stories and sites in Africa that could ever be complete without Egypt’s stories and findings.

Not only the current colonial Egypt borders but ancient Egyptians and the vast ancient Egyptian influence on inventions, math, writing (Hieroglyphics the earliest true writing system created by humans), medicine, religion, sports, and music. Ancient Egyptians blessed our modern world with cultural innovations in writing and math to the earliest uses of makeup and perfume, as we all know the civilization had a huge impact on the way people today communicate, travel, eat, dress, and more.

Egypt (Miseri) or Kemet as ancient Egyptians will call and name it to indicate it as the land of blacks or the ‘black land’ is a country studded with awe-inspiring monuments, statues, and pyramids that date back millennia. Despite the truth, we are about to discover, ancient Egyptians (Kemet), the land of blacks have always been presumed that ancient Egyptians were white Arab-looking indigenous people which was the biggest misconception for centuries. At least this is the message most Hollywood-produced different films and books showcase and narrate (Watch Top 5 Ancient Egypt Movies) when in fact the ancient Egyptian population was brown and black before the Greek and Arab conquest.

THE CLICHÉD and often-repeated claim that “history is written by the victors” is as true for history films as it is for the historical record of the origin of ancient Egyptians.

The burden of historical representation, like a lot of misrepresented African stories, is not so indifferent when it comes to misrepresentations of ancient Egyptian stories in every film and book that are publicly available as of February 2023.

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Our Creative Research

“In 2009 I studied Applied Imagination at The University of The Arts, London. It was one of the best moments in my life. I exchanged knowledge and skills with people from all over the world.

Applied Imagination is a brilliant course. It is not a typical MA course. It is more of a life-changing experience. In this course we were asked to “challenge conventions”, “challenge authorities”, “to raise the bar”, “to go beyond the predictable”, “to create something with dimension” ect.

Applied Imagination was a course designed to change the world. It was a course that was going to create something that didn’t exist before: an innovation, a new paradigm.

During my time in London, I developed a creative method called LALIAFLIA which can be used to invent anything. The idea behind LALIAFLIA was and is that everything created by man wants to be life-like.

While giving workshops on LALIAFLIA, the British passion for history sparked my interest in ancient Egyptian culture. I have always been interested in Ancient Egypt, but not as much as in London. 

It didn’t take long until I discovered the connection between my native language and the ancient Egyptian language. When I first read the name of my aunt, grandmother and uncle in hieroglyphs, I was moved to tears.” –

Our Discoveries

“After I had studied Applied Imagination, I knew, that the pronunciation and meaning of for example RA must be completely different. I mean, how limited do you have to be to worship the SUN on a continent where everyone is looking for SHADOW. Most people in North Africa don’t like the sun because it burns their skin and it makes their brains boil.

Hieroglyphics are easy to learn. Because they are pictures, they are easy to remember. The symbols are not always just letters, they also represent whole concepts, ideas and situations. They were used the way companies use logos today to summarize business ideas.

At first, I thought hieroglyphics were a primitive writing system. The more I mastered reading them, the more I realized that they were very advanced.

The language and knowledge of Ancient Egypt are overwhelming, intelligent and powerful. With my innovative techniques and my Eritrean-European background, I could make countless discoveries which change our perception of history and what really happened if Africa for thousands of yeas.”

Esayas Gebremedhin

Our Publications

The first time we sparked a discussion was 12 years ago in a forum called Egypt Search. On that forum I asked the question: “Are Eritreans descendants of the Ancient Egyptians?” We have discussed the topic with people from all over the world and exchanged different opinions.

Two years ago, when everyone got Corona, Esayas got it too. He had to stay in quarantine for two weeks. That’s when he decided to write a book which he calls NEFERTI, which is aims to finish writting by the end of the year 2023.

 In sommer 2022, in order to teach African people about their Ancient Egyptian origin, we organized two lectures in cooperation with the Eritrean association Amanet e.V.  The response was overwhelming.

Our Vision

The idea behind TEAWETE (He prevailed) is to provide all people interested in the history of Africa, especially East Africans, all the necessary information to inform, inspire and empower them.

Africans have in part forgotten or even lost their history, and their identity has been scattered.

Through the education and publication of the truth to the world public, we aim to ensure the respect, recognition and equality of people from Africa and other parts of the world.

We also want to help people to discover their real roots in order to shape their future.


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“Help us resurrect our ancient African wisdom and rekindle our original pride.”

Esayas Gebremedhin