A Break Down How BLACK EGYPT BECAME WHITE. The question of Egypt’s Africaness is no longer in question. In fact, Egypt was considered an African culture until the 1800s when white supremacist decided it was to their advantage to claim otherwise. Since that time the general public has presumed that Egypt was a culture that derived its roots from the Middle East, although scholars know otherwise. Much of Egypt’s religious beliefs, philosophy, traditions, kingship, architecture, musical instruments, totemism, art and circumcision rights were undeniably African.1 Diodorus (63BC-14AD), an ancient Greek historian, recorded the popular belief that Egypt was an Ethiopian colony: “The Ethiopians (black people), as history relates, were the first of all men…They also say that the Egyptians are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians, Osiris having been the leader of the colony…And the larger part of the customs of the Egyptians are, they hold, Ethiopian, the colonists still preserving their ancient manners.

For instance, the belief that their kings are gods, the very special attention which they pay to their burial, and many other matters of a similar nature are Ethiopian practices, while the shapes of their statues and the forms of their letters are Ethiopian.”2 Diodorus agreed with the tradition. He wrote that the Egyptians, “are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians….and the larger part of the custom of the Egyptians, these historians hold, are Ethiopian colonists still preserving their ancient manners.http://endingstereotypes.org/was_egyp… STEREOTYPES FOR AMERICA)

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