Let’s settle this, ancient Egyptians were black

There is the saying that, but for African maps, people would not have believed that Egypt is in Africa. Till now, scores of people, including anthropologists, historians and filmmakers still believe that ancient Egyptians were anything but black...


There is the saying that, but for African maps, people would not have believed that Egypt is in Africa.

Till now, scores of people, including anthropologists, historians and filmmakers still believe that ancient Egyptians were anything but black.

For such people, civilization in ancient Egypt had nothing to do with dark-skinned Africans.

But science and history have given people a clearer picture to prove that ancient Egyptians were indeed Black.

Senegalese scholar Dr Cheikh Anta Diop (1923-1986) did a detailed research on this and found the following:

DNA samples of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamen and family were recently analysed by DNATribes, a company that traces people’s ancestry to certain global populations.

They found that the closest living relatives of the mummies are sub-Saharan Africans, particularly those from Southern Africa and the Great Lakes region.

Several Greek historians further said that ancient Egyptians were black-skinned and had woolly hair. Other scholars pointed out that ancient Egyptians had dark or dark-skinned complexions.

Cultural ties between Egypt and other African cultures

Ancient Egypt had some cultural commonalities with other African cultures, in terms of kinship, matriarchy, totemism, among others.

After studying circumcision and totemism among Egyptians and other Africans, Diop stated that:

Historians are in general agreement that the Ethiopians, Egyptians, Colchians, and people of the Southern Levant were among the only people on earth practising circumcision, which confirms their cultural affiliations, if not their ethnic affiliation.

The Egyptians called themselves Black

Ancient Egyptians had a term they used to describe themselves – KMT – which literally means “The Blacks.”

“The term is a collective noun which thus described the whole people of Pharaonic Egypt as a Black people,” according to Diop.

The monuments and ancient Egyptian representations in art gave further evidence.

Blood Types and Melanin tests

Ancient Egyptians intermixed with foreign traders for centuries but the blood type of modern Egyptians, according to Diop, is the “same group B as the populations of Western Africa on the Atlantic seaboard and not the A2 group characteristic of the white race prior to any crossbreeding.”

After conducting melanin tests on Egyptian mummies at the Museum of Man in Paris, Diop concluded that all ancient Egyptians were among the Black races.

Anthropology

Most of the skeletons and skulls of ancient Egyptians showed that they were Negroid people who had features similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and East Africa.

To further debunk claims that Black race did not exist in Egypt but migrated at a later stage, skulls from the predynastic period (6000 B.C.) were examined and the result is that they had a huge percentage of Black characteristics than any other type.

Source: face2faceafrica.com



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