King Tut Was Related to Half of European Men
Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy center iGENEA reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh based on a film that was made for a Discovery Channel special.
According to dailymail.co.uk, the team that made the documentary says it did not display enough information on screen for the iGENEA geneticists to carry out that task.
Carsten Pusch, a geneticist at Germany’s University of Tubingen who was part of the team that unraveled Tut’s DNA from samples taken from his mummy and mummies of his family members, said that iGENEA’s claims are “simply impossible.”
Mummies Had Blond or Red Hair
Some mummies were said to have been found with blond, red or straight hair. That was thought to be an indication that the Egyptians weren’t Black Africans.
Two British anthropologists, Don Brothwell and Richard Spearman, have found evidence of cortex keratin oxidation in ancient Egyptian hair. They held that the mummification process was responsible because of the strong alkaline substance used. This resulted in the yellowing and browning of hair as well as the straightening effect.
Art and Sculptures Prove Ancient Egyptians Were Not Black
Manu Ampim, a professor at Merritt College specializing in African and African-American history and culture, claims in the book “Modern Fraud: The Forged Ancient Egyptian Statues of Ra-Hotep and Nofret” that many ancient Egyptian statues and artworks are modern frauds that have been created specifically to hide the “fact” that the ancient Egyptians were Black, while authentic artworks that demonstrate Black characteristics are systematically defaced or even “modified.”
Egyptians Were Racist Against Nubians in Antiquity
Some modern-day Eurocentric scholars have argued that the ancient Egyptians hated and enslaved the Nubians because they were Black. They often use the Egyptian art depicting wars between ancient Egyptians and Nubians as evidence.
However, in the 18th century, French historian Count Volney wrote that “the ancient Egyptians were true negroes of the same type as all native born Africans.” Just a few years later, French scholar Jean-Jacques Champollion-Figeac stated in “Egypte Ancienne,” published in 1839, that the Egyptians and Nubians are represented in the same manner in tomb paintings and reliefs.
Race and Skin Color Were Accurate in Drawings
Some argue that the Egyptians drew themselves in a reddish color to separate themselves from the Black-colored people in their art.
University of Chicago scholars assert that Nubians are generally depicted with black paint, but the skin pigment used in Egyptian paintings to refer to Nubians can also range “from dark red to brown to black.”
Historian Cheikh Anta Diop accused mainstream Egyptologists of his day of using the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order to differentiate various African groups such as Egyptians into a European or Caucasoid racial zone.
Africans Were Backwards
Some say that Egyptians couldn’t have been Black Africans because they were “too backwards” to create such a civilization. But according to historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke, when the early Europeans first met Africans at the crossroads of history, it was a respectful meeting and the Africans were not slaves. Their nations were old before Europe was born. In this period of history, what was to be later known as “Africa” was an unknown place to the people who would someday be called “Europeans.”
Hamitic Theory: Negroids Are Inferior
According to the theory, the Hamitic race (classified by European authors as a sub-group of the Caucasian race), was superior to and more advanced than the Negroid.
W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that “the term Hamite under which millions of Negroes have been characteristically transferred to the white race by some eager scientists” was a tool to create “false writing on Africa.”