Do you think the Egyptians were black?

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....... I would imagine ancient egyptians look a lot like their modern descendants...

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Some of them were, I think, but I think they were mostly Arabian.

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Well some people say Jesus and old Jewish people were black, soooooo... NO.

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i imagine so, since Egypt is in Africa.

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Many were likely dark skinned, possibly a majority.

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Can African people from different parts of Africa tell what part your from by how you look are there different groups, like the difference of Irish and Italian white people?

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Most likely

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@blade_r said:

Most likely

but, by Hollywood Standards they were all white. Check out Exodus Gods and King. that movie piss me off.

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@cloakx14 said:
@blade_r said:

Most likely

but, by Hollywood Standards they were all white. Check out Exodus Gods and King. that movie piss me off.

Yeah I heard they white washed the characters, I never watched it though lol it would probably just piss me off too

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Apperently, they looked like Egyptians today.

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#12  Edited By Frozen

@blade_r said:

Most likely

They weren't.

@laflux said:

Apperently, they looked like Egyptians today.

Correct.

DNA evidence shows that the Egyptians of yesteryear looked pretty much how do they now. The Eyptians were not black. They're olive-skinned.

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@cloakx14 said:
@blade_r said:

Most likely

but, by Hollywood Standards they were all white. Check out Exodus Gods and King. that movie piss me off.

Check out every Jesus movie too. Atleast they're moving away from white Jesus though with Haaz Sleiman and Cliff Curtis.

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@frozen: that's some progress. i like Cliff Curtis though he's a really good actor.

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@cloakx14: He is a terrific actor and very versatile. He'd make a good Jesus.

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They where purple and had one horn

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@luna_joestar: it was a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater!

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@frozen: i agree. i was so shocked when i saw him in Training Day, i didn't even recognize him.

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@frozen: i agree. i was so shocked when i saw him in Training Day, i didn't even recognize him.

Great film...

He may be akin to Bryan Cranston in the sense that he can just shock people with his transformations. A Jesus role would be good for exposure. Think that's him at 1:22

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@hyiena: yes even I can and I'm from London

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@frozen: looks good. i'll check it out because he in it.

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@hyiena: a guy from Somalia lot darker skin Far East coast

Then most of Northern Africa like Morocco, Egypt more olive/Arab skin

Then you got Ghana and Nigeria where there dark but not as dark as Somalia and these situated west coast

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@comicsrulebutdbzdoes2: Thanks I found a good website explain the different people. Have you heard of Beja people the chick they use as the pic for them is really pretty.

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#28  Edited By dum529001

@frozen said:
@blade_r said:

Most likely

They weren't.

@laflux said:

Apperently, they looked like Egyptians today.

Correct.

DNA evidence shows that the Egyptians of yesteryear looked pretty much how do they now. The Eyptians were not black. They're olive-skinned.

Egyptians have been shown to have come in every shade, just like "black" people. Egypt and Arabia were invaded by the Turkish Ottoman empire 1000 years ago. The physical characteristics are pretty diverse, just like the rest of the people in Africa.

And olives come in the colors green and black.

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Some of them were, I think, but I think they were mostly Arabian.

If you do your research you find that the typical Arab is what you'd call a black person. Speaking arabic and living in an islamic nation does not automatically mean that person is what a typical Arab looked like centuries ago. The vast majority of people living on the Arabian peninsula have some Turkish heritage, due to the Turkish Ottoman empire, as well as any other people who lived in that area which includes arabs among other people groups. Some Arabs are still pretty black but usually the arabs shown on TV or media are pretty light-skinned since the majority of arabians are now pretty light-skinned.

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They where purple and had one horn

Those Egs tho.

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@frozen said:
@blade_r said:

Most likely

They weren't.

@laflux said:

Apperently, they looked like Egyptians today.

Correct.

DNA evidence shows that the Egyptians of yesteryear looked pretty much how do they now. The Eyptians were not black. They're olive-skinned.

Egyptians have been shown to have come in every shade, just like "black" people. Egyptian and Arabia were invaded by the Turkish Ottoman empire 1000 years ago. The physical characteristics are pretty diverse, just like the rest of the people in Africa.

And olives come in the colors green and black.

@nefarious said:

Some of them were, I think, but I think they were mostly Arabian.

If you do your research you find that the typical Arab is what you'd call a black person. Speaking arabic and living in an islamic nation does not automatically mean that person is what a typical Arab looked like centuries ago. The vast majority if people living on the Arabian peninsula have some Turkish heritage, due to the Turkish Ottoman empire, as well as any one people who lived in that area which includes arabs among other people groups. Some Arabs are still pretty black but usually the arabs shown on TV or media are pretty light-skinned since the majority of arabians are now pretty light-skinned.

I just wanted to get people's opinions on what they thought, whether it's based on facts or not. There's a few Egyptian pharohs that look black, but Egyptologists claim they were some form of a "white race" or something like that. That's the mainstream view which I find is pretty odd.

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I hate to be "that guy" but I really don't care who is/was black or white. I think people who do (note: I haven't read any posts previous to mine) are being silly and immature.

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@sog7dc said:

I hate to be "that guy" but I really don't care who is/was black or white. I think people who do (note: I haven't read any posts previous to mine) are being silly and immature.

I think if they were indeed black or at least some of them were then mainstream Egyptologist should acknowledge that. Imo there is nothing silly about that.

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@ccraft said:
@sog7dc said:

I hate to be "that guy" but I really don't care who is/was black or white. I think people who do (note: I haven't read any posts previous to mine) are being silly and immature.

I think if they were indeed black or at least some of them were then mainstream Egyptologist should acknowledge that. Imo there is nothing silly about that.

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Yes, but in different shades. However, Kemet, south of the Nile, was populated mostly by dark-skinned Africans.

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I've only said what I think.

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Wasn't ancient Egypt a mixed society?

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Don't know about the rest, but Cleopatra was not black. Just need to make that very clear.

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I remember studying Akenaten at uni.

He looked negroid to me.

I'm betting the gene pool was larger back then and there was more varity of traits in a single generation.

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From what I've read about the topic, yes.

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Egyptians were closer to Arabs and Semites than they were to black Africans or white Europeans.

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Yes, but in different shades. However, Kemet, south of the Nile, was populated mostly by dark-skinned Africans.

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@cloakx14 said:

@pipxeroth: bull sh*t.

Cleopatra was not black. She was a member of the Ptolemy dynasty from Macedonia. She was niether African nor Black.

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They looked just like Modern Egyptians.

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@pipxeroth: so you're saying she was white, right ?

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There is no conclusive evidence if they were or not. It becomes even more complicated with the fact that the Egyptians and Nubians were constantly trying to take each other over. I believe they had Nubians as rulers for a single dynasty but it's safer to assume they were "multi-ethnic".

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@ostyo said:

They looked just like Modern Egyptians.

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They were probably Canadian.

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@cloakx14 said:

@pipxeroth: so you're saying she was white, right ?

Yes, Cleopatra was of Greek descent and was white.

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#50  Edited By ParagonNate

@cloakx14: read his post very carefully, nowhere in there did he say she was white, you put the words in his mouth and made yourself a nice little strawman. He'said saying she wasn't black, that's not the same as saying she was white, there are many other ethnicities besides those two.

Edit: just read his newest post, so I guess he is saying she was white.