Rebecca asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 11 months ago

Were ancient Egyptians black?

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    They were dark.

  • 11 months ago

    Dark.yes. black, no

  • Prince
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    The true original stock of ancient Egypt, from whom the early pharaohs derived, were a pure race called Pygmies who carry characteristics of BOTH the black and white races, including dna for sometimes black skin, sometimes white skin, sometimes green eyes. Both races split off from the pure pygmy race, in Egypt which is the cradle of both European and African civilisation. 

    Source(s): Hallet, "The Pygmy Kitabu"
  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    No, they were not. They were a mixture between

    North Africans (looking like Berbers),

    people from the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia)

    AND West Asia (Semites like the Jews, Arabs).

    It is being said (even by local natives within Egypt) that Egyptian Copts look like them (see link)

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Egyptian+Copts&cli...

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Depends how "ancient" you want to ask about. The whole of the human race originated in eastern Africa, with dark skins.

    I note that many Americans call people "black" if they have the slightest hint of non-white ancestry.

  • 11 months ago

    They were olive-colored.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Not exactly but they had a darker shade

  • 11 months ago

    No. A team led by Johannes Krause managed the first reliable sequencing of the genomes of 90 mummified individuals in 2017 from northern Egypt (buried near modern-day Cairo), which constituted "the first reliable data set obtained from ancient Egyptians using high-throughput DNA sequencing methods." Whilst not conclusive, because of the non-exhaustive time frame and restricted location that the mummies represent, their study nevertheless showed that these ancient Egyptians "closely resembled ancient and modern Near Eastern populations, especially those in the Levant, and had almost no DNA from sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    They were dark skinned j guess a perfect example would be the Palestinians

  • 11 months ago

    Kemet. Ancient Egyptians referred to their homeland as Kmt (conventionally pronounced as Kemet). According to Cheikh Anta Diop, the Egyptians referred to themselves as "Black" people or kmt, and km was the etymological root of other words, such as Kam or Ham, which refer to Black people in Hebrew tradition.

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