THIS IS NOT NEWS
I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.
BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.
Africans in Africa? Mind blown.
BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WHITE PEOPLE
Actually, Ancient Egyptians were multiracial The notion that the majority of Ancient Egyptians were black is widely dismissed by historians. You know why? Because Ancient Egypt was a cultural melting pot, made up of all sorts of races north and south of the Sahara. So there were black people in ancient egypt. You can bet there were Black Pharaohs as well, King Tut most likely being the most famous example. There were also a hell of a lot of arabs there too, who were most likely the majority. There were even people of asian descent as well. Some even argue that certain pharoahs must have been of asian descent. There was a very strong European influence in the region, Egypt being a very big trade center. In fact, the last dynasty to rule Egypt was the Ptolemaic dynasty, who’s last Pharoah was Cleopatra. They were a very powerful Greek family who ruled Egypt for almost 300 years. So yes, there were in fact bronzed white people ruling Egypt for a time. It’s not as simple as “oh we found one mummy of black descent, therefore they all must have been black.” Egypt was home to many people of many races, and had Pharoahs of all different ethnic backgrounds. Deal with it.
Egypt had many races, of course, but reenactments, illustrations we see in history books, cartoons, children’s books, practically anything that exists, makes it seem that Egypt was populated by Arab looking people. Not a mention of black people, ever.
I was obsessed with ancient Egypt and shit as a child and I always thought it was more Arab and never thought, considered, or knew that Egypt had black people, despite all the shit I read. No book said anything. No illustrations showed black people. I knew Egypt was in Africa,but with the way things were shown, I never knew that the true Egyptian peoples were black.It was not until a few years ago on the internet that I was told many pharaohs and people were black. And it made perfect sense.
There’s a reason they knocked the noses off so many statues and sculptures. Sure, I always knew Egypt was multicultural due to its location, but for some reason multicultural never included black people. And that’s fucking ridiculous. That’s awful. Its shameful.
So yeah, “blahblahblah it was multicultural stop getting so excited about black people” WELL NO PEOPLE SHOULD BE EXCITED AND PROUD BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON MULTICULTURAL SOMEHOW EXCLUDED BLACK PEOPLE DESPITE THEIR VERY LARGE PRESENCE AND IMPORTANCE AND HMM I WONDER WHY
Basically, shut up with your “deal with it”.