A number of Egyptologists or laymen who found the European or Asiatic origin of ancient Egypt hard to defend have resorted to labeling it a racially diverse society.

The mixed-race theory has been challenged by renowned Egyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop and other contemporary scholars who argue that for African people, a “true Negro” is typically identified as narrowly as possible, while “true white” is allowed a much broader definition. This method downplays the normal geographic variation and genetic diversity found in many human populations and has distorted a true picture of the wide range of African phenotypes.

Numerous archeological and genetic studies have shown that the ancient Egyptians cluster closer to Nubians and other neighboring Black ethnic groups than they do to Caucasians.

Egyptians didn’t become mixed racially until their civilization was declining and other Asiatic groups invaded the kingdom. Research has shown that Egyptian skulls show little change between the beginning of Egyptian civilization (3100 B.C.) and the Middle Kingdom (2080-1640 B.C.), but do change significantly during the New Kingdom (1550-1069 B.C.). Other scientific studies report that a set of skulls from very late in Egyptian history is significantly different from earlier Egyptian skulls.

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