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Posted by Taharqa on October 14, 19103 at 13:01:29:
In Reply to: Black Egyptians? posted by John Doe on December 12, 19100 at 08:18:28:
: How can you say that the ancient Egyptians were black? I know that every race needs something to embrace and call its own, but get something that you actually did, like Great Zimbabwe. Here's an excerpt from a high school world history textbook:
: "The Bible calls Egypt the Land of Ham (Ps. 106:21,22), and archaeology, ethnology (the study of comparative cultures), and philology (the study of written records) all confirm that the ancient Egyptians (Copts) were a Hamitic people WHO BLENDED WITH SEMITIC AND JAPHETIC PEOPLES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD. From Egypt, people traveled south and east (NOTE THAT IT DIDN'T SAY NORTH SO STOP THINKING THAT EGYPT INFLUENCED GREECE) to the other parts of Africa, taking Egyptian arts, crafts, family life, and religious ideas with them. Because of this central diffusion, Egypt has been called the seedbed of African cultures. The ancient Egyptians often called their country Kemet ("black") because its rich fertile soil stood out in dark contrast to the surrounding desert.(I PUT THAT LAST PART IN IN CASE SOMEONE TRIED TO DISTORT THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE IT RACIAL)." Get off your unwarranted high horse (I'm not saying that you don't have any legitimate ones but this one's not yours) and realize that you have taken credit for another people's work. If this has not opened your eyes, take into consideration the lack of truly black images in ancient Egyptian ruins. I do not wish to come across as racist because I'm not but please listen to this with an open mind. Finally, I would like to point out (with reference to the above excerpt) that your culture was influenced by that of that mixed breed. I'm not saying that your culture doesn't have any uniquely black African elements, but there are also borrowed elements as there are in all modern cultures in some way or another. Bluntly, your culture was the influenced one, not the one that influenced.
: I am sorry if I offended anyone, but I just felt that I needed to set the record straigt for history's sake. Thank you for your time and take care.
: John Doe
: (P.S., I used John Doe because I don't want to be tracked down and hared by anyone who might do that. Nothing personal, just looking out for myself. You'd understand.)
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