|Will the Real Sphinx Please Stand Up?|
Seriously, though, a lot of black people believe that the ancient Egyptians were Negroes. After all, both of these ethnic groups are African -- the blacks from South Africa, the Egyptians from North Africa. Same continent, and both are dark skinned.
I felt sorry for the young lady, because we all have a need to feel that we are part of something larger than ourselves. Understandably, black people like to believe that they are descendants of a once-great civilization -- hence their focus on the ancient Egyptians. Maybe they were, but I doubt it. Some digital artists have superimposed the known face of the Pharaoh Kahfre onto the shattered face of the Sphinx, and it seems to fit perfectly. Kahfre had a big nose, and the side view of the Sphinx with Kahfre's nose does not look negroid in the least. Without a nose, it does look negroid, as negroid noses are often flat, and lay closer to the face.
The prevailing opinion seems to be that ancient Egyptians were much like modern Egyptians: Arabic.
What do you think?
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