"Wherever Blackfolk are, Black Land Matters!"
The Egypt on the Potomac Field Trip is a guided journey through Washington, DC that uncovers secrets hidden in plain sight. Did you know there is information and wisdom embedded throughout the visual make up of the city: in federal building architecture, street alignment, symbols on streets and buildings, and numerical patterns found throughout all of these elements, among others?
By examining this embedded information, and exploring aspects of African mythology, African American, American, and Washington DC history, the Field Trip illuminates the ancient Egyptian influence on the founding fathers of the United States of America, as well as their acknowledgment of the Nile Valley origins of civilization.
The three-hour Field Trip, which is sponsored by IKG Cultural Resource Center and was created by author and cultural historian Anthony T. Browder, consists of video segments and site visits (both on and off the bus). A facilitator guides participants to understand the story of DC’s history that is hidden in plain sight. Educational resources such as DVDs, books, and posters are available for purchase for further study both before and after the Field Trip. See more details.
What You Will See
Nile Valley culture lives in the monuments of the District of Columbia. You will see evidence of ancient Egyptian architecture, symbolism and philosophy that has been embedded in various monuments throughout the city …literally hidden in plain sight. You will understand how the shape, orientation and location of the District of Columbia reveals a plan, crafted by America’s founding fathers, designed to recreate the spiritual essence of Egypt along the Potomac.
The founding fathers of the United States borrowed aspects of Nile Valley symbolism and philosophy and wove them into the heart and soul of their new nation. Their intention was to recreate the spiritual essence of Egyptian civilization in America and along the banks of the Potomac River.
This Field Trip Reveals
• The True Meaning of the Washington Monument
• The Egyptian Origins of Architecture and Masonry
• The Spiritual and Astronomical Significance of 16th Street
• The Sacred Geometry and Symbolism in Meridian Hill Park
• The Masonic Influences on the Design of Washington, DC
• The Untold Contributions of Benjamin Banneker
• The African Symbolism on The Library of Congress
Cost of Trip
$125.00 Adults / $95.00 Children 13 and under.
$50.00 Registration up front, final balance payment due April 20, 2017.
If you're in the DC area and would like to meet us there the rates are as follows:
$98.64 Adults / $68.64 Children 13 and under.
**This is a family-friendly trip**
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5am sharp, we will depart from Brooklyn, New York on a tour bus to Washington, DC for the Egypt on the Potomac Field Trip. After the Field Trip, we will break for lunch and follow with an informational soirée detailing the efforts of Black Land Matters and Duende Naturál. Following this brief presentation, we will return that evening.
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To reserve your spot on the trip, register and make your secure deposit of $50.00 USD via Paypal HERE.
Once we reach the minimum needed and call the trip, the $50.00 deposit becomes non-refundable — we need to enforce this policy in order to cover loss from last-minute cancellations.
No refunds are provided on Duende Naturál Tours. If you cancel your attendance before April 7, 2016, no refund will be provided. Duende Naturál offers a one time transfer which is available up to 30 days before departure date of your original date. To qualify for a transfer, your original tour must be paid in full for your original booking. If you transfer to a trip of lesser value, the difference will remain as a credit with Duende Naturál towards future travel. This program is available on all trips unless otherwise stated during registration.
If you cancel your attendance after April 7, 2016, no refund will be provided.
*Please note that trip itineraries are subject to change due to weather and other conditions*
Please feel free to forward this info to any friends of yours that might be interested in joining us for this trip.
• 4:30am: Board bus in reserved destination in Brooklyn, NY (departure sight will be relayed to guests)
• 5am: Leave for Washington, DC
• 10:30am: Arrive in Washington, DC
• 11am-2pm: Egypt on the Potomac Field Trip
• 2-4pm: Lunch/Free time and visit Anthony Browder's IKG Cultural Resource Center
• 4:30-6pm: Duende Naturál & Black Land Matters Informational Soirée
• 6-7:30pm: Dinner
• 7:30pm: Board bus for return to Brooklyn, New York
• 12am: Arrive in Brooklyn
The cost of the trip includes:
• Transportation and transfers to Washington, DC and back.
• Lunch and snack. We will have a list of restaurants to visit for dinner.
• Full accompaniment by Duende Naturál staff.
The cost does not include:
• Traveler insurance
• Dinner or Free time incidentals
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips and gratuities
For further information and questions, please contact us at:
Duende Naturál Tours
US: +1 (516) 500.1874
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Egypt On the Potomac Field Trip Introductory Trailer by Anthony T. Browder of IKG Cultural Resource Center
Egypt On the Potomac Field Trip Gallery
~ Subject to change due to weather and local factors ~
The Heru Bedhet
The Heru Bedhet, an Ancient Egyptian symbol meaning “Know Thyself,” can be found above the entrance to each ancient temple in Egypt. The same symbol, along with a carving of George Washington, is found in the Washington Monument. Could this be a coincidence?
Meridian Hill Park
Symbolism in the Park
Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on 16th St.
Do the Masons hold African culture sacred?
House of the Temple
How many African symbols can you find here?
The largest African symbol in the city
Why is Banneker Circle so small?
For more info about this field trip, visit: www.ikgculturalresourcecenter.com