Thursday, March 31, 2016

My assumption of how the ancient Egyptians looked

I am writing today about the ancient Egyptians.  Why is there such a big deal as to what "race" they are?  According to drawings, I doubt that they were European even European Mediterranean peoples like that Spanish and Italian.  Egypt is a North African country, where you will find black Africans and Middle Easterners who are North Africans.  I say this because the Arabs came later.  The ancients were a brown-skinned North African people, yet the Nubians were, and still are, a black African people. Interestingly enough, why are they pictured as Europeans in Hollywood movies?  Is it because ancient Egypt was an advanced empire often shrouded in mystery?  The Greeks knew about the Ethiopians and Egyptians and that was an extremely long time ago.  I would picture the ancient Egyptian to look like they did in their illustrations:

 Nubian woman

 Nubian children from Egypt

 Nubian children of Egypt and Sudan

 Oromo girl

Lady from the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia)

 Eritrean-European woman

 Yemeni Jewish people

 Turkish Cypriot-Turkish man

 Egyptian woman

 Indian woman

I know that the ancient Egyptians are an African-Semitic people and not even Indian, Greek, Turkish, or a Cypriot.  I am not sure if they were fully black as us Americans see them.  I doubt that they were fully European since they were an African-Semitic people.  They would not look like Elizabeth Taylor, Billy Zane, or Christian Bale.  They would look more like the people above.  I also doubt that they looked African American since our ancestors are mostly West and Central African.  There is a world of difference, especially since Africa isn't a big country but a large continent with a lot of diversity.  That is how I imagine the Ancient Egyptians look.  










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