SLAVES DIDN'T BUILD PYRAMIDS: EGYPT
The tombs of ancient Egyptian pyramid builders suggest these artisans were respected -- and paid -- for their work
The workers were employed for three-month stints, and the tombs, which date from the 4th and 5th Dynasties (2649-2374 BC), were for those who died during construction.
The authorities have long fought what they call the "myth" of slaves building the pyramids, saying it undermines the skill involved in their construction, and the sophistication of ancient Egypt's civilisation.
This is not to say that there were no slaves in ancient Egypt. There were but they were mostly captives from war.
http://www.algemeiner.com/wp-content...7936176520.jpg Again, we can't compare racial demographics of thousands of years ago. I was told by a history professor that ancient Romans and even Greeks were blond. I don't know if that's true or even necessarily believe it but I guess it is possible.
"Pharaoh" while a cool nickname was also the name of a car club in American Graffiti.
I agree that we shouldn't place modern definitions of race on ancient civilizations. It should also be emphasized that ancient Egypt was quite a melting pot of various Middle Eastern and East African ethnic groups. So asking what color they were is like asking what color are Latinos...
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