posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 02:49 AM
reply to post by truthseeka
Please, don't make this a racial issue.
First of all, Egypt is in Africa. Ancient Egyptians were mainly Nubian. Nubians are black, they look like the Sudanese blacks, with fine features
(think of David Bowie's wife, Iman).
They started to look more Arab much later in time when the Muslim Empire conquered a large part of Mediterranean lands, including parts of Europe.
Second, we all know much more about Egypt because at the time, although there were several kingdoms throughout Africa, none were as large and advanced
as the Egyptians were, it had to do in part with their geographical location, trade routes, river, Mediterranean sea, etc.
The other important African culture that is somewhat known to some people is the kingdom of Eritrea (Ethiopia) which is starting to be known but due
to its present political situation does not offer much in the way of tourism. And again, Egypt benefits from its location also for tourism.
Third, Cleopatra was from a Greek dynasty called the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was the last ruling dynasty in Egypt.
There's my 2 cents on this. Hope it helps.