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''When Egyptians wanted to portray Black people they gave them Black skins. And as for natural bi-chromaticism in the sexes it does exist among the White folks, with men usually a ruddier brown than the women, who can be "fair" to the point of "lily white." You say that "many of the 18th century pharaohs are black". Nolo contendre: I only say thay many of the pharaohs of all periods were not Black. You mention Queen Tiya, who was obviously Black, but not her husband who was obviously not Black. But this only illustrates my position (the traditional anthropological position on Egyptian demography), namely, that Egypt was, is, and has always been, a racial and cultural melting pot. Regards, Todd ''
Well see this is where you fall short in reguards to colors of women and men in Kemetian tombs. If you will see there are also tombs in Meroe,which are undoubbtably black that show women painted Yellow,while men are painted dark brown. This makes no sense,since most egyptian paintings are highly stylized. If you painted Egyptians green which they did on quite a few occasion,would you assume that they were a race of green people.
Know on the counter argument of what you are presenting I can argue that they also painted themselves different form the fiar complexed Libyans,Syrians,and Phonecians in their tomb scenes.
Not all images of Nubians are pitch black,and many of them including the tribute scene in the tomb of Huy range in colors which are farily close to that of the Kemetians color.
You cannot use papyrus pieces oif the Pr N Hru,aka the book of the coming forth by day and by night as actual skin tone,because women are often painted very white because of symbolic reasons,which meant it either was death or life in many cases.
Todd,I posted earlier that Yuya was not a Native Egyptian,and that he had asiatic roots,which was contested even by early examination by Sir Grafton Smith,who was an admitted white supremist academic like most people in his day.
Nefertiti is another example that is often used,but the problem here is that Nefertiti Ay was an Egyptian,but her mother was probally desendant of a Syrian woman named Tey.
I alsop pointed out earlier that the 12th dyansty according to the Egyptian text Phopecies of Neferti mentions that amenty mother was a Upper Egyptian from elephantine,and his mother was form Ta seti,which traditionally is what Egyptians called Nubia,since this word was never used untill the Roman Period.
As far as the 18th dyansty is concerned Kent R Weeks and Harris who wrote the book X Raying the Pharoahs seem to think is was of Nubian origin.
Sir Flinders Petrie even mentioned Ahames Nefertari as being a ''negress'',which as you know that the grandmother of Maatakare aka Hathspesut.
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