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Old August 11th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #1

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What is the ethnicity of the people of the Nile valley civilization? were those people of negroid ethnicity?
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Probably a blend of negroid and caucasian. North Africa has traditionally been caucasians, and the middle east as well. The Saharan deserts tends to separate the population of North Africa from the rest. In Egypt, the Nile river promoted travel between the north of Africa and central and southern parts of Africa, and resulted in a mixing of the population. Also, people from the Levant (Syria, Israel, Jordan) also would have contributed to the population. When you see pictures of ancient Egyptians, they are clearly different from both the Libyians (caucasians) and Nubians (negroid).
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Probably a blend of negroid and caucasian. North Africa has traditionally been caucasians, and the middle east as well. The Saharan deserts tends to separate the population of North Africa from the rest. In Egypt, the Nile river promoted travel between the north of Africa and central and southern parts of Africa, and resulted in a mixing of the population. Also, people from the Levant (Syria, Israel, Jordan) also would have contributed to the population. When you see pictures of ancient Egyptians, they are clearly different from both the Libyians (caucasians) and Nubians (negroid).

What did the DNA analysis of the "Tutankhamun Mummy reveal'? Wikipedia quotes that
"In February 2010, the results of [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA"]DNA[/ame] tests confirmed that he was the son of [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten"]Akhenaten[/ame] (mummy KV55) and his sister/wife (mummy KV35YL), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV35"]KV35[/ame]."

But there is no mention about the ethnicity of Tutankhamun in that article in wiki
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I would say that their arab and negroid. I mean many northern Africans are of the arab race but Sudanese to kenyans are negroid so I would say those two races.
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I would say that their arab and negroid. I mean many northern Africans are of the arab race but Sudanese to kenyans are negroid so I would say those two races.
Did these two races mix together to form a hybrid race??
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What did the DNA analysis of the "Tutankhamun Mummy reveal'? Wikipedia quotes that
"In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten (mummy KV55) and his sister/wife (mummy KV35YL), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35."

But there is no mention about the ethnicity of Tutankhamun in that article in wiki
While the two mummies are definately related (either father and son, or brothers), the jury is still out as to whether the KV55 mummy is Akhenaten. There's debate as to whether the mummy is that of Smemkhkare instead...Akhenaten's co-regent, and Tutankhamun's brother. Given how the Egyptians were about the Armarna period, I do doubt that they would have allowed for Akhenaten's mummy to not be desercrated beyond regognition...much less allow for the mummy to be moved from it's original tomb in Armarna to the Valley of the Kings.
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...The Saharan deserts tends to separate the population of North Africa from the rest.
I think the period of interest here preceeds the Sahara Desert. It may come as a surprise to some but the Sahara is not all that old. !0,000 years ago? (IIRC) it did not exist, but graffiti on rocks and outcrops show wildlife being hunted in fields and on savannahs.
Climate Change?

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