Genome analysis and genetic testing have proved that Ancient Egyptians were not similar in genetic makeup to today’s population and that they were more East Asian and Caucasian than the Middle African that many people are today claiming.
Not that it actually matters in any meaningful way whatsoever. They are long dead. But the revision of history to suit some people’s strange personal goals is an affront to actual reality. Just 30 years ago, it was “common knowledge” that the Egyptian people were very different from the Bantu people who spread over much of Africa, but gradually, people started suggesting that this was not the case.
Many people were left in confusion over the almost unspoken rewriting of history based on no evidence, but a lot of opinions. Not that anyone really cared. Now that there is genetic proof, scientists and historians can start looking at how the migration of people actually worked in the ancient world, and ignore “race-based beliefs” in favor of “science-based”.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
It’s further evidence that ancient Egyptians were genetically different than modern day residents. Scientists largely agree that ancient Egyptians were indigenous to the Nile area, but a vocal minority of “Afrocentric” scholars claim that the area’s ancient population was entirely African.
Those scholars claim ancient Egyptians were similar to Sub-Saharan African cultures, arguing that famous Egyptian rulers, including Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, were more African than Caucasian.
Researchers analyzed ancient DNA from mummified Egyptians who lived from 1400 B.C. to 400 A.D., establishing that mummies can be a reliable source for genetic material to study the ancient past.