You obviously did not read my response to nguyen on April 19th of 2006! You are so caught up in this beard structure of my ancestors which meant nothing because my ancestors did shave their heads and beards for royalty reasons or to protect themselves against lice in those times. Most of my ancestors wore wigs to hide fact that they were bald underneath, even women! The fake beard...yes the FAKE!! BEARD!! was only portrayed by men of royalty or power. This man was usually the king, pharoah, great priest or scribe. He would have been a man or woman of great authority. Yes, women too!! When Hatshepsut a female ruler laid claim to the Egyptian throne she on monuments and reliefs depict herself as Pharoah with the royal beard, the symbol of great authority and power! (being as lost as you are you probably think that women grew long beards in ancient egypt too) As far as your pictures go you can't get real insite on the internet because it is tainted by white people, yes some may have had hair on the chin only, such as I do in this day and time, but most pictures show fake bearded men showing that they had some great significance. See real paintings from Ramses the III tomb. A depiction of how egyptians really viewed themselves among others is clearly shown. In this REAL painting they show no beards sported by egyptians, nubians and indo-europeoans. The only one with hair on the chin was the semeites. The egyptians and nubians you could not tell the difference between because they are direct cousins, the only difference is the power went to the egyptians wearing 3 tassles on his waist to indicate this superiority at that time. You have to do more studying Blackman if you truley want to live up to that name you have chosen for yourself because right now with your minor league case of bearded egyptians and being the direct descendants of 'MODERN DAY' Egyptians you can indeed have because my Great Black ancestors lived in ancient times back when the GODS were well respected (meaning the african man had much respect) My ancestors did not come from the Arab world that Egypt is today, don't let ignorance guide you down the wrong path and foolishness be your father! HETEP!!