Coon: "predynastic Egyptians Negro" May 17, 2005 22:26:27 GMT -5
Post by alexandrian on May 17, 2005 22:26:27 GMT -5
Human, this is true but understand that the ancestors of the Dogon most likely came from the Central and southern Sahara. The Sahara desert was not always as dry as it once was today. pre-dyanstic Egypt did have a relationship with the Eastern and Central Sahara.
The point is that many concepts within ancient Egypt were African. Early and contemporary Egyptologist have pointed this out. The rainmaker king is one such example.
Most of the examples you cite can be applied to a multitude of civilizatons, whether it be a rainmaker king, a similar way of seeing creation, divine kingship (just about every civilization had it), or ancestor worship. Your "connections" are truly and honestly laughable. The Egyptians only had consistent communication with one African group- the Nubians, outside of their realm, all their most important correspondances, allies, and political rivals were of the Middle East or Eastern Mediterranean.
As for you claiming all the studies I've cited are done on modern Lower Egyptians, how do you know they're Lower Egyptians? I'd like to remind you that over 70% of Egyptians live in what you refer to as Lower Egypt. Statistically, very few Egyptians live in that Upper Egypt corridor between Luxor and Aswan. Aswanis and whoever comes south of them aren't even Egyptian because they were considered part of Nubia by the ancient Egyptians.
Scientists at the University of Cairo tested DNA from the remains of pyramid workers from 2600 BC, and found that the DNA of ancient Egyptians matches that of modern Egyptians. That is, the people living in Egypt now are essentially the same as the people living there thousands of years ago. (Read an excerpt from PBS's Secrets of the Pharaohs)
Borgognini-Tarli and G. Paoli, 1982. The ABO blood type frequencies of ancient Egyptians showed no signs of differing significantly from that of present-day Egyptians. According to the authors, "the blood-group distribution obtained for Asiut, Gebelen and Aswan necropoles shows resemblances with the present leucoderm population of Egypt and particularly with its more 'conservative' fraction (the Copts, MOURANT et al., 1976)."
Numerous mummies with hair still attached to the skulls show that straight, wavy, or lightly curled hair types were common in ancient Egypt. For example, in a study (Titlbachova and Titlbach, 1977) involving detailed microscopic investigation of hair samples taken from several ancient Egyptian mummies, most were determined to have been naturally straight, wavy, or gently curled, with a roundish cross-section typical of modern Eurasian and North African peoples. Only a minority showed evidence of structural characteristics traditionally called "Negroid"; even in these the "Negroid" elements were weakly manifested.
Positions as plotted by Brace:
Skeletal remains of the 26th to 30th dynasties in Giza, as per WW Howell's data-
Zero E(xE3b) (Negroid) genes were found in either the Upper or Lower Egyptians sampled
Plus, if we look at the three only recontrustioncs to be done with the support and consent of the SCA, and thus the only three accurate and quality-ensured reconstructions (King Tut, King Ramses II, Amun-her Khepeshef) we see Caucasians, not Ethopids, not intermediates, and certainly not West African Negroes. More specifically, Middle eastern-looking Caucasians who would not look out of place at all in modern Egypt. I can just imagine Ramses II sitting at a streetside ahwa sipping some shisha in Cairo, in the token gallabiya of course.