but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life
I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.
What’s this film?
Plus, I’m also certain the pharaohs having black soldiers would not have been too uncommon.
Egypt is in Africa. EVERYONE was black, which is the point OP is making. Here, all the rulers and main characters are white. It’s apparently called Moses, a poorer retelling of the story of Moses. The Prince of Egypt and the Ten Commandments were better.
Not everyone in Ancient Egypt was black. A major kingdom like that would have had various racial groups, and the pharaohs weren’t exempt from this rule. (Cleopatra for example: her line descended from Alexander the Great).
Also, isn’t the whole thing about the Jews in Egypt kind of… not true? (kind more of an aside, not a direct question to lightbringer34)
The theory that Ancient Egyptians were Sub-Saharans is essentially debunked by every historian that isn’t part of the fringe. One dynasty did however have some years of reign over the land, what is suspected to be Nubian conquerors from the southern lands of Kush, and they were likely Sub-Saharan or Ethiopian in stock.
But the rest had the main bulk of the population from Afroasian/Afrosemitic stock, and the Leadership was the same until Alexander the Great conquered Egypt and one of his great generals founded the last dynasty, the Ptolemaic one, until Caesar and Augustus took charge. Today it is mostly Arabic due to the Arabic Conquests of the 7th and 8th centuries.
To say that all of Africa is black would be just as stupid to say that all of Asia is all Chinese.
The Jews/Hebrews in Egypt debate isn’t really settled. Mostly people are divided between following the descriptions in the Old Testament, and others thinking it began as a mutually beneficial agreement between the Hebrews and Pharaoh but over time, a few centuries, the deal soured with time. That group of people got to farm/herd cattle in the Delta region and/or work as skilled labourers until a certain Abraham may or may not have been a district manager under the same time period as Akhenaton.
Y’know, that one Pharaoh nobody liked because he tried to make the sun god Rah the ONE GOD and scrapped the rest?