Q&A: Why Egypt is the only country whose world heritage is disputed and the origin of its founders hotly debated?
Question by KiloEcho: Why Egypt is the only country whose world heritage is disputed and the origin of its founders hotly debated?
India is a diverse country with people of various skin colors, facial features, hair texture and skull shape.
The Indus Valley civilization is one of the greatest and oldest civilization on earth. No one debates about the origin of the founders of the Indus Valley civilization. The world heritage of the Indus Valley civilization is not disputed.
However, Egypt, including the Nile River Valley civilization is the subject of ugly disputes and hot debates among historians, archeologists, anthropologist event geneticists.
Arabo-centrists, Euro-centrists, Afro-centrists and many others want the lion share of the wonderful heritage of Egypt.
Arabs are the descendants of Hagar, an Egyptian and daughter of the Nile. Egypt is an Arab country. The headquarters of the Arab League is located in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt is located in North Africa. Egyptians are North Africans. Many Egyptians are dark brown skinned particularly in the South. The Nilotes aka the people of the Nile are dark brown skinned.
Europeans have created a specific branch of archeology, called Egyptology. This reflects their fascination for Egypt. Egypt was conquered many times by Europeans (the Greeks, the Romans, the French, the English). Many Egyptians are the descendants of Europeans.
Euro-centrists argue that the Egyptian civilization was founded by White people, including some Nordics.
Arabo-centrists argue that the Egyptian civilization was founded by Semites.
Afro-centrists argue that the Egyptian civilization was founded by “racially” Black people aka people with dark brown skin.
I am so called Black and African. I am no Afrocentrist. I am not Egyptian. My ancestors were not Egyptian. I will never claim to have any historical or genetic connections with Egypt or Egyptians.
In Africa, it is highly inappropriate to assume the identity of another nation or ethnic group. Those who do are either crooks or slaves.
Europeans should do the same. They should not assume the identity of the Egyptians or even claim that some of them were Nordic or Whites. It makes them look really bad.
North Africans are only considered White by Europeans when convenient, in other words, when Europeans want to claim their brilliant civilizations or great history. Otherwise, North Africans are treated like non Whites socially, culturally and racially.
@ Holly Bolly
I am not African-American far from it. Actually, I grew up in Europe. I know what Europeans think about North Africans and how they treat them NOT like their fellow Whites.
The Sahara Desert has never been a barrier but a bridge. There are dark brown skinned Africans in North Africa and in the Saharan region. South of the Sahara is a region not an indicator of race.
The whitest Kabyle of Algeria, or Riffian of Morocco or even Guanche of the Canary Islands has at least one distant dark brown skinned ancestor from East Africa. They are all genetically related through the e1b1b haplogroup. This haplogroup originates from East Africa.
The Amazigh (even the whitest) belong to the Somalid race just like their ancestors from the Horn of Africa
Answer by Auroch
I have never heard of these debates about the origins of Egypt.
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