Here is the other half of the story that barely gets told:
The Greek conquered Kmt when Alexander the Great chased out the old Persian colonial regime. They knew the Kememu people (black people of Kemit) as the Melanos or Melanopodes (Black feet people).
Alexandria quickly became the centre of the Greek colonial government and soon a unique creole (mixed Greek and local) culture emerged in that coastal city.
The Greeks sought to create a colonial outpost and settlement zone, so they changed the name of the new colonial territory to Egyptus, a fake demeaning name used to indicate their conquest.
The Greek settlers who had moved to Kemit in their thousands naturalized therein and started calling themselves, as well as their mixed offspring Egyptians.
This is similar to what you see today in the United States of today replacing the Aboriginal names, peoples and cultures of ancient America.
Because they could not read or write in the ancient language of the Gds medu neter, they created a fake writing script called Coptic which was based on Greek in terms of letters, and lexicon, and grammatical structure.
They spoke a mixed dialect of Greek, latin, Armenia, and the local Kemitian dialect of the Delta regions, and this eventually resulted in the patois called Coptic language which is still used today in liturgies of the Coptic Church.
Their Church was Greek based, steeped in Greek philosophy and liturgy. That Coptic Church violently suppressed the indigenous African spiritual expression that had then flowered in Egypt and was known as Gnosticism.
Gnosticism was a spiritual and political philosophy which preached equality, equal access to the divine, freedom from oppression, and ascendancy of ancient African norms and values. This was feared by the oppressive politically structured Greek and Roman Christian Churches which promoted inequality, political oppression, and Greek based values and norms.
You made my point with the quote below:
“History relates how the early Christians destroyed all pagan objects of worship and disrupted images in accordance with the first Ten Commandments, when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, at the end of the 4th century. Saint ‘Shenuda’ in Upper Egypt assisted by the Copts monks (which agreed with him), decided to destroy the ancient temples and idols. Nevertheless, a return to images was necessary when people were not able to assimilate Christianity and its doctrine without the aid of visual means. Representations assisted the faithful in understanding the new religion and at the same time illustrated it. Al-Makrizi, the famous Arabic historian of the 14th century, mentioned that Butler states that it was the patriarch ‘Cyril’ the 24th pope who in 420 A.D. hung icons in the churches of Alexandria, first in the seat of patriarch and then in ail the other churches of Egypt.”
In the time of those colonial Metis people of Egyptus called Copts, the true meaning of the Hieroglyphics had been lost for generations. Ofcourse there were charlatans practising fakery and chalantry claiming that they could read medu neter. But these were mostly ineffective frauds. The true meaning of the language of the Gods was lost with the first Kingdom.
In the time of the Copts, thousands of ancient Kemitian artifacts were still ripped off and sold in the common market just like today. Charms and amulets were peddled by so called Priests. And there were those claiming special knowledge of the old scripts just like today.
Hieroglyhics are ideograms. The people that invented it were lost after the fall of the first kingdom. That is why, no subsequent replacement could match the power and grandeur of that first kingdom. This was well explained in the Kemitian mystery book known as Hermes Trismegistus or the Book of Imhotep.
The Copts are a mixed people, from Greece, Rome, Armenia, Georgia, and some local Egyptians. It is said today that neither the blood of the ancient Egyptians nor their language can be found anywhere today in Muslim, Coptic dominated land of Ta Meri, beside the Nile River.
Download their pictures and see if their is any resemblance to the ancient Kemitians. Trace their blood line and it leads to Europe and Arabia.
Moustafa Gadalla, Who are these modern day Egyptians http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/who-are-these-modern-day-egyptians-by-moustafa-gadalla/