I hope you will recall that what motivated me to write in the first place was the statement in "Egypt: Child of Africa" that the Egyptians of all historical periods consistently portrayed themselves as Black Africans. This, I claimed, was either wrong or a deliberate lie, easily disproved. I have done so. In response to your response:
1) I am glad you looked into the original text of the Southern boundary stele. The translation of Pa-neshi/Nubian as "Negro" is clearly correct.
2) Yes: there were SOME Nubian dynasties.
3) There is a strong Semitic strain in the Egyptian language, especially notable in the Old Kingdom.
4) Yes: the Black Negroid gene pool was a major CONTRIBUTOR to the complex demographic picture of Egypt in all periods, including the pre-dynastic, as I have been saying.
5) Gardiner (and many others) was right: Egypt was indeed a racial and cultural melting pot. Part of its greatness can be attributed to this fact.
As this discussion continues it comes closer and closer to my position. Todd Greaves