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The original topic of this thread concerned the Garamantes. The Garamantes are depicted by Greeks as being white, in opposition to the Ethiopian darker neighbours.
The Garamantes are considered to be the direct ancestors of the eastern Tuaregs.
In earlier antiquity, the Egyptians described all of the Libyans, the many tribes ranging from the western bank of the Nile to the Atlantic ocean, as being white. They are depicted in early hieroglyphic texts aa white, with beards and a distintive tress on the side of the head. Among those, there were some depicted as being blond with blue eyes. (3,000 BC forward)
In North Africa, the presence of Imazighen (Berbers and Tuaregs) is nowadays confirmed by archeology and rock art as being autochthonous (indigenous to North Africa) and verifiable as far back as 7,000 BC. (The mechtoid remains found there are considered to be neither negroid nor caucasoid)
NUMIDIA was a Roman Province, peopled by groups of Amazigh people of white complexion. Perhaps some people confuse Numidia with Nubia which was a region south of Egypt peopled by people of dark skin.
In the Sahara desert, ancient remains show burials side by side of skeletons belonging to dark and light individuals, which seems to indicate an early - very early - diversity and co-existence of groups.
Amazigh people of North Africa - Berbers - exhibit a range of color skin and color of eyes and hair, from extremely fair, red headed, green or blue eyed, to dark skin ... and passing through the tones of light to dark toast, coffee, etc.. No color distinguishes our group: language, traditions, etc.. are what mark our Amazigh identity.
For further info, read "The Berbers" (Fentress) in English, or "Les Premiers Berberes" (Malika Hachid) in French. Helene Hagan, anthropologist, author of "The Shining Ones: etymological essay on the Amazigh Roots of Ancient Egyptian Civilization." (2001)
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