Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

King Tut exhibition 'racist' [no mention of Africa & suggests ancient Egyptian king was white]
new24 ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer

Posted on 05/21/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT by bedolido

Philadelphia - A travelling exhibition on King Tutankhamun drew about 50 protesters in Philadelphia who denounced the popular display as racist.

Molefi Asante, a professor of African-American studies at Temple University, led the demonstration on Sunday outside the Franklin Institute, claiming the exhibit has no mention of Africa and that it suggests the ancient Egyptian king was white.


(Excerpt) Read more at news24.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: africa; ancientegypt; egyptian; exhibition; godsgravesglyphs; king; molefiasante; museum; racist; tut
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 next last
To: Flash Bazbeaux
Steve Martin himself called the King his “favorite honkey”. If that doesn’t make him white, I don’t know what does.

You just used a racial slur. As someone of the "honkadelic" persuasion, I'm offended. Off to rehab with you!

:^)

101 posted on 05/21/2007 3:37:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 98 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

Let’s get every leftist mad - portray the ancient Egyptians as eating endangered scarabs while watching re-runs of Amos & Andy on their SUV ibises.


102 posted on 05/21/2007 3:49:39 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Give Hillary a 50 coupon for Betty Crocker's devils food mix & tell her to go home and bake a cake)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bedolido
Saw the model in the related article. He looked pretty brown to me. Oh. Was it that he wasn't black enough?
103 posted on 05/21/2007 3:56:49 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bedolido
King Tut exhibition 'racist' [no mention of Africa & suggests ancient Egyptian king was white]

Well, Molefi, Tut wasn't Negroid. Thanks for demonstrating to the world the worth of your "scholarship."
104 posted on 05/21/2007 4:01:30 PM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Disambiguator
jew meen entenshunul?...;^)

Sumtheeng lyk thatt.

Jew getta lion, n Ah’ll getta Pole, Hunny;
Jew getta lion, n Ah’ll getta Pole, baby;
Jew getta lion, n Ah’ll getta Pole,
N well go down tah de crahdad hole, hunny, baby mahn!

105 posted on 05/21/2007 4:49:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

The Egyptians always expressed the low opinions they had of their defeated enemies with little reticence, the Nubians were no exception
They are not valiant men, they are miserable, both tails and bodies [2]; my majesty saw it myself, it is no fable
From the Semna stela of Senusret III
W.M.Flinders Petrie A History of Egypt, Part One, p.189


106 posted on 05/21/2007 5:09:17 PM PDT by teldon30 (disgruntled 2nd class)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! And southern Illinois is known as “Little Egypt” and is also home to Alexandria and Thebes...


107 posted on 05/21/2007 5:12:35 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 100 | View Replies]

To: massgopguy

Judging by the drawings, they look like dark brown blacks. The Bible rebukes the idea Mizraim is a white.


108 posted on 05/21/2007 5:13:02 PM PDT by X-Ecutioner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

Using CT scans and forensic modeling, one of the world’s leading anthropological sculptors, Elisabeth Daynes of Paris, was able to produce this sculpture of King Tutankhamun. The skin color was based on the tomb paintings and contemporary statues.


109 posted on 05/21/2007 5:25:02 PM PDT by jmcenanly (If crime fighters fight crime, and fire fighters fight fires, then freedom fighters ....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mnehrling
My point was that, while not ‘white’ as some argue, or even what we call black African, Egyptians were also African, not matter what racial ‘shade’ people want to label them as.

There's a wide variation in Africa, just as there is in Asia. You have the Israelis, the Saudis, etc occupying southwest Asia, and the Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans, etc occupying eastern Asia, and they look fairly different as humans go.

But realistically, the people who live on the shores of the Mediterranean have much more in common with each other, culturally and genetically, than they do with people far removed from the Mediterranean

110 posted on 05/21/2007 6:10:16 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI">Open Season</a> rocks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: NativeNewYorker
In 1995 he was made a traditional king, Nana Okru Asante Peasah, Kyldomhene of Tafo, Akyem, Ghana.

So, does this mean he's a right wing monarchist?

111 posted on 05/21/2007 6:15:48 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Bachodesh hashelishi letze't Benei-Yisra'el me'Eretz Mitzrayim, bayom hazeh ba'u Midbar Sinai.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: X-Ecutioner
Judging by the drawings, they look like dark brown blacks. The Bible rebukes the idea Mizraim is a white.

If you look at the drawings of the Egyptian women, they are much lighter than the men. The men are tanned from being in the sun more than the women

American blacks are various shades of brown because most American blacks have various percentages of European ancestry in their genetic lines

112 posted on 05/21/2007 6:17:03 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI">Open Season</a> rocks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 108 | View Replies]

To: Fiddlstix; blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Fiddlstix.
Molefi Asante, a professor of African-American studies at Temple University...
At least a couple of things wrong in that sentence...

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the
"Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list or GGG weekly digest
-- Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

113 posted on 05/21/2007 9:28:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

Time to call for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the ‘Justice Brothers”.


114 posted on 05/22/2007 3:45:02 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: livius
Too funny. Well, it would be funnier if not for the fact that every fat white Italian communist not only thinks this but is regularly and worshipfully quoted by the New York Times, the newspaper of record. So it's burrowed into the liberal consciousness, sort of like chiggers.

I'm sorry you can't use that word. You have to call the chigroes now.

115 posted on 05/22/2007 4:49:26 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 91 | View Replies]

To: massgopguy

“According to the drawings they made of themselves, they were White.”

Well, they must have been drawn by racist artists.


116 posted on 05/22/2007 5:02:15 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mnehrling
RE: Picture of mummy on post #48

Geeee!

I don't know.

That mummy sure looks black to me!

117 posted on 05/22/2007 5:19:53 AM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: bedolido
Cleopatra was a Ptolemy - descended from Greek and Macedonian conquerers.
118 posted on 05/22/2007 5:32:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: if his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: SauronOfMordor

Not all African blacks have extreme dark skin, flat broad noses and full lips. Anyway, didn’t King David call Egypt the land of Ham in Psalms?


119 posted on 05/22/2007 5:39:45 AM PDT by X-Ecutioner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]

To: SauronOfMordor
The dark red ochre for men and lighter red ochre for women only denoted that they were egyptian.
Nubians, Hittites, Desert tribes, the invading sea peoples, were all portrayed in standardized formats, not realistically representing what was probably a more diverse racial makeup of those groups.

Egyptian art wasn't concerned with accurate depiction of racial subtypes, they were meant to illustrate the glory and significant achievements of the pharaohs and their relationship to the gods.

Egyptian hierarchical art functions on the order /concept of group, not race or skin color.
In some cases, persons or gods / goddesses may be shown as green, blue, or yellow, indicating associations with the nile river, or the sun, respectively.
Likewise, gods and pharaohs were largest, goddesses and queens next in size, priests and warriors, commoners, slaves, etc...

Anyone that assumes skin color in egyptian art is an accurate representation of the figures or persons involved is greatly mistaken.

120 posted on 05/22/2007 5:47:42 AM PDT by Drammach ("If you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." -- Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]

To: SauronOfMordor

MOST blacks who are Egyptian in todays Egypt will tell you the same thing. King Tut was a black boy. Plus there is still an Upper and Lower Egypt. Upper is Sudan and lower is the Macedonian/Arabic Egypt. The Bible says Mizraim is the son of Ham. Mizraim in Hebrew means two nations.


121 posted on 05/22/2007 5:52:59 AM PDT by X-Ecutioner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

I realize all that Black Athena business is plumes of Osiris -— i.e., bullfeathers.
Nevertheless, most scholars are satisfied that the great royal wife of Amenhotep III, Tiyi, was the grandmother of Tut.
And if you search for her image you will find she was obviously of Nubian, or Negro, or African, ancestry.


122 posted on 05/22/2007 6:08:57 AM PDT by Graymatter (FREDeralist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

Wow, you mean these idiots do not understand that Egypt is part of AFRICA?

This is college?


123 posted on 05/22/2007 6:11:50 AM PDT by Porterville (illegal gay mexicans are sneaking over our border and unplugging our brain dead women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

King Tut was pre-Alexander


124 posted on 05/22/2007 6:13:09 AM PDT by Porterville (illegal gay mexicans are sneaking over our border and unplugging our brain dead women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Porterville

Yes, but Cleopatra wasn’t.........


125 posted on 05/22/2007 6:28:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 124 | View Replies]

To: X-Ecutioner
Anyway, didn’t King David call Egypt the land of Ham in Psalms?yes he did... (I googled it) The land of Ham: a synonym for Egypt.

Good catch... however, he may have called it that after one of Noah's sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth).

If I remember my Bible, Ham was the one whose decendants build the tower of babel... and was cursed with some sort of sign by God for building it)

126 posted on 05/22/2007 6:28:57 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: jmcenanly

King Tut looked like (a very young) Barbra Streisand?..........


127 posted on 05/22/2007 6:30:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 109 | View Replies]

To: X-Ecutioner
...King David call Egypt the land of Ham in Psalms?

No wonder they had to get out of Egypt! It wasn't kosher!......

128 posted on 05/22/2007 6:31:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
King Tut looked like (a very young) Barbra Streisand?..........

His nose is too small (someone had to say it... might as well be me).

129 posted on 05/22/2007 6:31:56 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 127 | View Replies]

To: bedolido
His nose is too small (someone had to say it... might as well be me).

Well, he was only 19 or 20 years old. Hadn't had time to fully ripen yet.........

130 posted on 05/22/2007 6:34:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 129 | View Replies]

To: Disambiguator
FR doesn’t have an Ebonics spellchecker

Now I have to clean my monitor... coffee all over it!!! Great line... wished I'd thought of it (I'm sure I'll use it in the future)

131 posted on 05/22/2007 6:39:05 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: SteveMcKing

Believe me - there is nothing on earth like a fat white Italian communist telling you what it truly means to be black. Nothing.


Unless it’s a near-dead white liberal male who tells you that you are not a real woman because you vote Republican.

P.S.: I saw this Philadelphia show. It’s fabulous and I recommend it to everyone. Not as good as the Met’s show back in the 1970’s (the “mask” that the event is using in its publicity is not in the exhibition, but it’s very good, anyway.)


132 posted on 05/22/2007 6:40:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Gideon Reader
Tut be a brother?
NO! He was Hispanic.
And ALL of the land of the two crown belong to Azlatan!
Viva LaRaza!!!!

That's as likely a possibility as the other. After all, there are pyramids in Mexico. ;-)

133 posted on 05/22/2007 6:55:05 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein
P.S.: I saw this Philadelphia show. It’s fabulous and I recommend it to everyone.

any chance it'll come to Boise, Idaho? or anything will come to Boise, Idaho...

well teh Boise State Broncos beat the Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl... one of the best college bowl games ever... according to John Madden.

Sorry got sidetracked... what is the show you saw and where can a person see it?

134 posted on 05/22/2007 6:59:36 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 132 | View Replies]

To: lainie

Protest marching is their job. The question is who pays them?


135 posted on 05/22/2007 7:04:38 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: bedolido
As a matter of fact did not Ramses the Great(sp) have red hair?
136 posted on 05/22/2007 7:23:25 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GOPyouth

Why not? Teh-ray-zah is African.


137 posted on 05/22/2007 7:25:28 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: mnehrling

Thinking the same thing here. Most likely, like many countries on the continent of Africa and in the Middle East, natives came in every color from pale to blue-black.

And if there is no mention of Africa, that’s a little odd but not terribly significant, IMO. Guess they figured everyone already knew that..? I saw an exhibition at the Smithsonian years ago on Indian/Mayan/Aztec civilization and the Spanish conquest. They didn’t *SAY* the soldiers were from Spain..lol.

Come to think of it, they didn’t tell me the Mayans or Spaniard were black or brown or red either....


138 posted on 05/22/2007 7:35:54 AM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

I guess facts just irritate some people.

An Egyptian display with *no mention of Africa*? Where’d this guy get his education?


139 posted on 05/22/2007 7:41:55 AM PDT by ukie55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: massgopguy

Look closely at the Tut mask.Are you telling me that by modern defintion that that looks like a WHITE man.Tut’s mom,Tiy,was very defintely Negroid.Look at any busts of her.
The problem with the Afrocentrists is that they get the Egyptians often mixed up with”pure”Negroid types such as Nigerians or Liberians.By this defintion,Egypt can not be called”Black”.
Yet it certainly was not a “white”nation either but a polyglot of Caucasina,Negroid and Asiatic peoples who mingled for thousands of years.


140 posted on 05/22/2007 7:42:22 AM PDT by Riverman94610
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: montag813

Some Arabs ARE black,or at least have lots of black or Negroid blood.
Example-the current rulung military clique in The Sudan.Lighter than the darker skinned Southerners but still”black”as defined by American standards.


141 posted on 05/22/2007 7:50:59 AM PDT by Riverman94610
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 93 | View Replies]

To: SteveMcKing
there is nothing on earth like a fat white Italian communist telling you what it truly means to be black. Nothing.

Wonderful line, Steve. And so true of liberals I've known. That kind seems to be drawn especially to the educational and "news" trades.

142 posted on 05/22/2007 8:21:04 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mnehrling
Don't bring facts to this thread.....

Shame on you!

143 posted on 05/22/2007 8:29:26 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is blacker than the devil's riding boots......................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Dustbunny

Hey, if you’re still online, FReepmail me please?


144 posted on 05/22/2007 8:43:07 AM PDT by cake_crumb (NO BLOOD FOR PORK! WAR IS POPULAR ONLY TO TERRORISTS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 114 | View Replies]

To: Alouette

I think he’s actually American born Arabic;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rami_Malek


145 posted on 05/22/2007 8:45:05 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: rbosque

>>If a person doesn’t know that Egypt is in Africa, then they need to go back to grade school.
Besides, who really cares what color they were?<<

Obviously, Prof. Asante cares - indeed, very much so.


146 posted on 06/03/2007 1:27:47 AM PDT by alexander_busek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: alexander_busek

It seems he and others are desperate to legitimize their own race. At least that is how I see it.


147 posted on 06/03/2007 6:08:27 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]


· join list or digest · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post a topic ·

 
Gods
Graves
Glyphs
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
GGG managers are Blam, StayAt HomeMother, and Ernest_at_the_Beach
 

· Google · Archaeologica · ArchaeoBlog · Archaeology magazine · Biblical Archaeology Society ·
· Mirabilis · Texas AM Anthropology News · Yahoo Anthro & Archaeo ·
· History or Science & Nature Podcasts · Excerpt, or Link only? · cgk's list of ping lists ·


148 posted on 06/05/2008 11:50:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: bedolido

well duh.....Tut was Caucasoid.

guess they should thrown in some Nubes to soothe the brother’s beast


149 posted on 06/05/2008 11:59:38 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama will bring the Second Reconstruction to America.......I can't wait, the first was a blast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rbosque
Besides, who really cares what color they were.

I damn sure do when they lie incessantly and work overtime in psuedoscience to try to disprove anything substantive that ever happened in the course of human history was White or European when in fact the opposite is more true than not.

150 posted on 06/06/2008 12:02:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama will bring the Second Reconstruction to America.......I can't wait, the first was a blast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson