Didn't bwt all people come 1. from the garden of eden and 2. from bable?
Scylla wrote: the fact that the pharaos of the Old Kingdom and until the arrival of the black pharaos, where all tall, white skinned and faired-red haired
John T. Folden wrote: Since when did this become a "fact"? It sounds like someone was trying, unsuccessfully, to white-wash Egyptian history.
John T. Folden wrote:Scylla wrote: the fact that the pharaos of the Old Kingdom and until the arrival of the black pharaos, where all tall, white skinned and faired-red haired
Since when did this become a "fact"? It sounds like someone was trying, unsuccessfully, to white-wash Egyptian history.
Scylla wrote:It may sound bonkers, Crowen, but I read time ago that the researchers on the genealogy of the ancient Pharaos discovered their genealogic background was northern european, probably a group of people that migrated from the ice that covered Europe and went to the mediterranean looking for more favourable lands, so why not? they based their theory on the fact that the pharaos of the Old Kingdom and until the arrival of the black pharaos, where all tall, white skinned and faired-red haired. Rameses II responds to this type, if you ever travel to Egypt and see his mummy you´ll see his hair is red, and it is the natural colour, not dyed or result of the mummification.
I'm not as well up on this as I used to be; but your comments here sent me back to my books.they were represented like that in their own tombs, and in their statues they have blue, green or grey eyes. Quite different form the usual african eye colour.
The iconography of the Egyptians' depictions of themselves and foreigners suggests that for most of their history, they saw themselves as midway between the black wooly-haired Africans and the pale, bearded Asiatics. Scenes in the tombs of the New Kingdom pharoahs Seti I and Ramesses III in the Valley of the Kings specifically depict the various human types in the universe over which the sun-god Ra presided. These types included reddish-brown Egyptians whose skin colour contrasts equally starkly buth with the black-skinned Kushites (Nubians) and with the paler-skinned Libyans and Asiatics. Although partly based on skin colour and other physical characteristics, these ancient ethnic types were also based on varieties in hairstyles and costume, and their function was apparently to allow the Egyptians to define themselves as a national group, relative to the rest of the world. Such depictions, however, would have been recognised by the Egyptians themselves as stereotypes, given that the thousands of portrayals of individual Egyptians show that the population as a whole ranged across a wide range of complexions, from light to dark brown and black.
Ian Shaw, "Ancient Egypt - A Very Short Introduction", p105
DJ Droood wrote:I read somewhere that Napoleon's troops shot the nose off the sphinx with a cannon because it was obviously "African" looking, and they couldn't accept that such marvels were created by the locals...maybe I just made that up.
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