posted on Aug, 23 2019 @ 08:07 PM
a reply to: AnakinWayneII
They were both North African but there ancestral heritage is not clear, Septimus Severus was actually a great emperor if not one of Romes most
famous, both busts appear to show men of possible mixed heritage and perhaps more than a hint of Berber in them.
Africa was certainly no stranger to great civilizations though and but for the twist of fate that was Hannibal's decision not to attack Rome when he
had her on her knee's history today would be very different, there were ancient trade link's to the Carthaginian's and they were not a land empire BUT
that would all have changed had he taken his advantage and conquered Roman when he had the chance and perhaps ancient scholars today would be quoting
now forgotten Phoenician writers and historian's.
One of the most remarkable, cultured and civilized nations in all of human history however DID have black Nubian king's - many of them - Egypt and
until the European expansion many black civilizations if a little behind in weapons technology were a match for there European counterparts.
AND given those ancient trade links there are people of black descent in the most Caucasian country's and people of Caucasian descent in the most
African country's (With ancestry from long before the colonial period).
The Romans enacted a law since there own woman were dark haired that all prostitutes (girls forced into slaver) had to be blonde but the law failed
later as the roman woman learned how to dye there hair and eventually they mixed with there northerly neighbors, it is also possible that many of the
ancient Mediterranean people were rather a lot darker of complexion than they are today as evidenced by pottery and murals from the ancient world.
edit on 23-8-2019 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)