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    Ancient Egypt was a racially mixed bag, from sub-Saharan African all the way to Caucasian, depending on the era and location (it's a very big and very old place). Egypt was a major regional economic and military power, thus it saw a great deal of immigration and settlement of different peoples, such as Semites, Greeks, Nubians, etc. Its racial racial makeup would have shifted and evolved over time. However, the average Egyptians would have been olive/mocha-skinned.

    (Original post by FlatearthFTW)
    They were Black. Listen to Akala's speech at the Oxford Union. He talks about systematic censorship and gives a lot of references. Think about why most Ancient Egyptian statues have their noses chopped off. Systematic censorship
    Noses are missing from a lot of statues all over the world, generally due to the fact they are protruding features prone to breaking off. Regardless, the noses of Ancient Egyptians are visible in their artwork. It's not exactly a big cover-up. Some were black (by our standards), many weren't. See my other paragraph.
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    Seen alot of afroscience bullsht that they were "black" as in traditional negro features which is hugely rejected by most scientists.
    The current majority view in modern scholarship is firstly race is a completely biologically and invalid way of accurately describing anything, modern Egyptians are hugely indigenous to those that previously inhibited the nile area hence if you wanted to know how they ancient egyptians look, then look at any Egyptian person today. Neither black nor white and despite their huge cultural and to an extent biological similarities with arabs they are not.
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    they were green.
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    Am I the last generation, who doesn't ask the basic questions from the area of general knowledge on the internet, but just goes to library and learns on the subject from some proper books?
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    (Original post by Sarahsez)
    They weren't black or white.

    So who built the pyramids?
    Some of them had ginger hair.
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    (Original post by CuriousSherlock)
    In before racists and needless debating. 'Mummy sequencing' has yielded some answers.

    "They found that the ancient Egyptians were most closely related to the peoples of the Near East, particularly from the Levant. This is the Eastern Mediterranean which today includes the countries of Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. The mummies used were from the New Kingdom and a later period, when Egypt was under Roman rule".

    Source: http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/wer...tists-now-know
    /end thread

    Although it should also be pointed out that everybody posting in this thread is descended from Khufu.
 
 
 
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