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Suakin Gate
INTRODUCTION

            


Hello, My Name is Alsherif... 

......and you are most welcomed to my site ..
I am originally, from the Beja Tribes of Eastern
Sudan and would like to share with
you some information about the forgotten 
Beja tribes of Eastern Sudan...
it is said they were the precursors of the
Egypt's Pharaohs.......
In the 60's I had the privilege of talking to 
Professor Michalowski an authority in
archeology and he had stated to me
that very soon it will be proven that
the first Pharaohs started in 
eastern Sudan and were from the Beja 
tribes, then the culture moved up north
to Egypt.




E-MAIL: tinkoi@hotmail.com

HISTORY



The Beja tribes inhabit the Eastern part of Sudan

The major three divisions :
1-Hadandoa
2-Beni-amir
3-Amarar
also Bisharien, Artiga and Ashraf are smaller
and newer tribes living in the Eastern Sudan.


'-the Bugiha of Leo Africanus
-the Blemmyes of the Roman times
-the Bugas of the Auximite inscriptions
-the Buka of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
-the Bugiens of the 17th century cartographers ....

... and since medieval times has been known to
the world as the Beja .

Forty centuries has watched civilizations flourish
and decay ..themselves almost unchanging,
have survived them all.'
History is still working on it..
these tribes are the precursors of
the pharaohs...

The Hadandoa were immortalized by Kipling's "fuzzy wuzzy" poem, 
The name of 'fuzzy wuzzy' owing to the method of  the hair dressing 
that they affect and makes a charging fuzzy wuzzy a
... fearsome spectacle.

" 'E's a daisy 'E's a ducky 'E's a lamb!
  'E's an injia-rubber idiot on spree,
  'E's the o'ny thing that does'nt give a damn 
  for a regiment o' british infantree."

more to come......

POEM

Rudyard Kipling's "FUZZY-WUZZY" 
Kipling, Rudyard   (1865-1936) 
 (Soudan Expeditionary Force)


 "FUZZY-WUZZY"

We've fought with many men acrost the seas,
  An' some of 'em was brave an' some was not:
The Paythan an' the Zulu an' Burmese;
  But the Fuzzy was the finest o' the lot.
We never got a ha'porth's change of 'im:
  'E squatted in the scrub an' 'ocked our 'orses,
'E cut our sentries up at Suakin,
  An' 'e played the cat an' banjo with our forces.
So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan;
    You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man;
    We gives you your certificate, an' if you want it signed
    We'll come an' 'ave a romp with you whenever you're inclined.
We took our chanst among the Khyber 'ills, 
  The Boers knocked us silly ata mile,
The Burman give us Irriwaddy chills,
  An' a Zulu impidished us up in style:
But all we ever got from such as they
  Was pop to what the Fuzzy made us swaller;
We 'eld our bloomin' own, the papers say,
  But man for man the Fuzzy knocked us 'oller.
    Then 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, an' the missis and the kid;
    Our orders was to break you, an' of course we went an' did.
    We sloshed you with Martinis, an' it wasn't 'ardly fair;
    But for all the odds agin' you, Fuzzy-Wuz, you broke the square.
 'asn't got no papers of 'is own,
  'E 'asn't got no medals nor rewards, 
So we must certify the skill 'e's shown
  In usin' of 'is long two-'anded swords: 
When 'e's 'oppin' in an' out among the bush 
  With 'is coffin-'eaded shield an' shovel-spea, 
An 'appy day with Fuzzy on the rush
  Will last an 'ealthy Tommy for a year. 
    So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, an' your friends which are no more,
    If we 'adn't lost some messmates we would 'elp you to deplore;
    But give an' take's the gospel, an' we'll call the bargain fair,
    For if you 'ave lost more than us, you crumpled up the square!
'E rushes at the smoke when we let drive
  An', before we know, 'e's 'ackin' at our 'ead;
'E's all 'ot sand an' ginger when alive, 
  An' 'e's generally shammin' when 'e'sdead.
'E's a daisy, 'e's a ducky, 'e' a lamb! 
  'E's a injia-rubber idiot on the spree,
'E's the on'y thing that doesn't give a damn
  For a Regiment o' British Infantree!
    So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan;
    You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man;
    An' 'ere's toyou, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air --
    You big black boundin' beggar -- for you broke a British square!





It is a shame that recently a 
very outrageous genocide has been
afflicted upon those wonderful  tribes...
that contributed very much
to the human race ... 
while the world community of today watches 
without lifting......
................... an eye brow!


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