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Posted on 01/21/2008 11:49:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv
In the year 730 B.C., a man by the name of Piye decided the only way to save Egypt from itself was to invade it... North on the Nile River his soldiers sailed. At Thebes, the capital of Upper Egypt, they disembarked. Believing there was a proper way to wage holy wars, Piye instructed his soldiers to purify themselves before combat by bathing in the Nile, dressing themselves in fine linen, and sprinkling their bodies with water from the temple at Karnak, a site holy to the ram-headed sun god Amun, whom Piye identified as his own personal deity. Piye himself feasted and offered sacrifices to Amun. Thus sanctified, the commander and his men commenced to do battle with every army in their path. By the end of a yearlong campaign, every leader in Egypt had capitulated -- including the powerful delta warlord Tefnakht... He loaded up his army and his war booty, and sailed southward to his home in Nubia, never to return to Egypt again. When Piye died at the end of his 35-year reign in 715 B.C., his subjects honored his wishes by burying him in an Egyptian-style pyramid, with four of his beloved horses nearby.
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The ancient world was devoid of racism. At the time of Piyes historic conquest, the fact that his skin was dark was irrelevant. Artwork from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome shows a clear awareness of racial features and skin tone, but there is little evidence that darker skin was seen as a sign of inferiority. Only after the European powers colonized Africa in the 19th century did Western scholars pay attention to the color of the Nubians skin, to uncharitable effect.
The Archaeoblogger (which is where I picked up the link, I think, unless it was on the Archaeology mag website) said something similar, and I agree with both of you.
And there was no slavery in the ancient world. It was just that the check for those wages was lost in the mail...
I discontinued my Nat’l Geo subscription several years ago.
Which is a shame, as it used to be a good read back before they took on a hard green agenda.
Actually their leader was Sam the Shan.
I know because Mattie told Hattie.
The ancient world was violently ethnocentric (in multiple directions). Everybody thought his own group was superior and should dominate everybody else.
But there was little or no connecting of this idea to skin color as an especially important factor. No idea of “race” in the modern sense. And especially there was no concept that one race was “supposed” to be enslaved to another. Slavery in the ancient world had little connection to ethnicity at all.
circa 500 BC.
Some time around 2002-003 Wooly Bully was still on the Wurlitzers at some of the houses in Boys Town.
I never quite understood the attraction for the song in those joints.
"Revisiting that golden age in the African desert does little to advance the case of Afrocentric Egyptologists, who argue that all ancient Egyptians, from King Tut to Cleopatra, were black Africans."
And a lot of racism, particularly the extremely nasty forms, is traceable to recent history. Going along with what another freeper typed, ancient peoples *appear* to have done a decent job of separating ethnicity from race.
I believe these are some of the 'original' OUT OF AFRICA people...they all have old DNA. The Orang Asli have some of the oldest DNA on earth, if not the oldest.
"The Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. The name is a Malay term which transliterates as 'original peoples' or 'first peoples.' It is a collective term introduced by anthropologists and administrators for the 18 sub-ethnic groups generally classified for official purposes under Negrito, Senoi and Proto-Malay. They numbered 105,000 in 1997 representing a mere 0.5 per cent of the national population. "
There was slavery in the Ancient World but it wasn;t based on racial lines.
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