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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Were the Ancient Egyptians White, Brown or Black?

I'm not joking, I actually want know because I don't know the answer

Update:

JuanB Lower Egypt meaning by the sea at the mouth of the Nile River right?

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  • 1 month ago

    In their art, they depicted themselves brown and white. I think their skin color depended on the region they were from.

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  • L
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Egypt is located close to the Equator so they had somewhat dark skin due to all of the sun.

    • Shanghai, China is approximately the same distance from the equator as Cairo, Egypt.

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  • 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. 

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  • 2 months ago

    They were olive/black with Caucasian features (bone structure etc)

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  • 2 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.

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  • 2 months ago

    Mediterranean olive  would be a better description of  ancient Egyptians  not that different to todays  peoples 

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  • Anonymous
    2 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

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  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lower Egypt was Brown.  Upper Egypt (Nubia) was black.

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  • 2 months ago

    Probably the same as the modern ones, Mediterranean Caucasian.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Probably brownish .

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