There is a big bruh ha ha this week over the new Ridley Scott film being “racist” for casting white actors to play Egyptian people. The controversy over Egyptians has been raging since ancient Egyptologist first stumbled upon the once great, desert dynasty.
Many whites claimed the Egyptians must surely have been white because their civilization is so advanced, not something we see in sub Saharan African populations. Modern day black people are anxious to claim Egypt as theirs in order to list one great historical civilization in which they were at the helm.
For decades all we had to go on was the diary and journal entries entires of travelers to Egypt whose descriptions seemed to place the Egyptians as darker than Greeks but not strictly black either. However recently we have science to shed new light on the issue.
Due to scientific discovery we know for example that the great Ramesse II had red hair. Scholars have attempted to get DNA testing done on King Tut’s mummy but because it was poised to shed light on the truth of The Book of Mormon and the white/Caucasian or maybe even Jewish roots of the Pharos, modern Egyptians shut the whole thing down claiming they were afraid the lead researcher, a Mormon, would “baptize” the mummy’s body even though Mormons baptize people who have passed away by proxy and don’t actually baptize dead bodies.
The true DNA of King Tut remains closely guarded, yet according to this article, 70% of modern British men are related to the young King as well are over 50% of European men in general.
Those claiming that Eygyptians were sub Saharan black can easily be dismissed. Perhaps some were as dark as Arabs but the Pharos and rulers were, as Ramesse’s II hair and King Tut’s DNA show, most likely fair skinned and fair haired, Caucasians.
Overall there is no doubt that the Egyptian peoples, in general, were mixed in skin color from darkish to white due to their geographical location between Southern Europe, Arabia and Africa however to overwhelming evidence shows that the Pharos were fair skinned. In short, Ridley Scott has nothing to apologize for.