Were the Ancient Egyptians White, Brown or Black?
I'm not joking, I actually want know because I don't know the answer
JuanB Lower Egypt meaning by the sea at the mouth of the Nile River right?
- 1 month ago
In their art, they depicted themselves brown and white. I think their skin color depended on the region they were from.
- LLv 42 months ago
Egypt is located close to the Equator so they had somewhat dark skin due to all of the sun.
- 2 months ago
The Egyptians have Light brown complexion, similar to the Subsaharan Africans. There is a mixture of racial features of ancient Egyptians and they are
Western Asian Near East Semites, North Africans and Somalis.
- 2 months ago
They were olive/black with Caucasian features (bone structure etc)
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- Christin KLv 72 months ago
They were actually all three. Egyptians enslaved black people AND white people, and they themselves are brown, which varied a great deal among the entire population.
- robert xLv 72 months ago
Mediterranean olive would be a better description of ancient Egyptians not that different to todays peoples
- Anonymous2 months ago
Olive or Light brown, very unlike those Subsaharan Africans - Ancient Egyptians were made up of a mixture of these three people:
Western Asian Near East Semites (like the Arabs), Somalis and North Africans (like Berbers).
And people who say Egyptians were black or dark brown ignore the fact and importance of climate and latitude which are important for the origins of skin color.
Possibly like the right lady of this photo
- JuanBLv 72 months ago
Lower Egypt was Brown. Upper Egypt (Nubia) was black.
- οικοςLv 72 months ago
Probably the same as the modern ones, Mediterranean Caucasian.
- MurzyLv 72 months ago
Probably brownish .