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Direct Evidence of Fair Hair and Blue Eyes in Ancient


                 102 of 115 Racially‑Identifiable Mummies Were White

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                 Commentary ‑‑ Direct Evidence of Fair Hair and Blue Eyes in Ancient Egypt

                 The mummy of the wife of King Tutankhamen has auburn hair. (61) A mummy


                 red hair, red mustache and red beard was found by the pyramids at Saqqara. (62)

                 Red‑haired mummies were found in the crocodile‑caverns of Aboufaida. (63) The

                 book HISTORY OF EGYPTIAN MUMMIES mentions a mummy with

                 reddish‑brown hair. (64)

                 the mummies of Rameses II (65) and Prince Yuaa (66) have fine silky yellow

                 hair. The mummy of another pharaoh, Thothmes II, has light chestnut‑colored

                 hair. (67)

                 An article in a leading British anthropological journal states that many

                 mummies have dark reddish‑brown hair. (68) Professor Vacher De Lapouge

                 described a blond mummy found at Al Amrah, which he says has the face and


                 measurements of a typical Gaul or Saxon. (69) A blond mummy was found at

                 Kawamil along with many chestnut‑colored ones. (70) Chestnut‑haired mummies

                 have been found at Silsileh. (71) The mummy of Queen Tiy has "wavy brown hair."

                 (72) Unfortunately, only the mummies of a very few pharaohs have survived to

                 the 20th century, but a large proportion of these are blond.

                 The Egyptians have left us many paintings and statues of blondes and redheads.

                 Amenhotep III's tomb painting shows him as having light red hair. (73) Also,

                 his features are quite European. A farm scene from around 2000 B.C. in the tomb

                 of the nobleman Meketre shows redheads. (74) An Egyptian scribe named Kay at

                 Sakkarah around 2500 B.C. has blue eyes. (75) Here is a picture of him:


                 The tomb of Menna (18th Dynasty) at West Thebes shows blond girls. (76) The


                 Horus is usually depicted as white. He is very white in the Papyrus Book of the

                 Dead of Lady Cheritwebeshet (21st Dynasty), found in the Egyptian Museum in

                 Cairo. (77)

                 A very striking painting of a yellow‑haired man hunting from a chariot can be

                 found in the tomb of Userhet, Royal Scribe of Amenophis II. (78) The yellow‑

                 haired man is Userhet. The same tomb has paintings of blond soldiers. The tomb

                 of Menna also has a wall painting showing a blond man supervising two dark‑

                 haired workers scooping grain. (79)

                 The Funerary stele (inscribed stone slab) of Priest Remi clearly shows him as

                 having red hair, (80) although he couldn't have been a priest of Set at such a

                 late date. A common good luck charm was the eye of Horus, the so‑called


                 Eye. (81) The eye is always blue, and the word "wedjat" means "green" (or

                 blue?) in Egyptian. A very attractive painting is found on the wall of a

                 private tomb in West Thebes from the 18th Dynasty. The two deceased parents


                 white people with black hair. Mourning them are two pretty fair‑skinned girls

                 with light blond hair and their red‑haired older brother. (82)

                 Queen Thi is painted as having a rosy complexion, blue eyes and blond hair.

                 (83) She was co‑ruler with her husband Amenhotep III and it has been said of

                 their rule. "The reign of Amenhotep III was the culminating point in Egyptian

                 history, for never again, in spite of the exalted effort of the Ramessides, did

                 Egypt occupy so exalted a place among the nations of the world as she had in

                 his time." (84) Amenhotep III looks northern European in his statues.

                 Paintings of people with red hair and blue eyes were found at the tomb of Bagt

                 in Beni Hassan. (85) Many other tombs at Beni Hassan have paintings of

                 individuals with blond and red hair as well as blue eyes. (86) Paintings of

                 blonds and redheads have been found among the tombs at Thebes. (87) Blond


                 and blue eyes were painted at the tomb of Pharaoh Menphtah in the valley of the

                 Kings. (88) Paintings from the Third Dynasty show native Egyptians with red

                 hair and blue eyes. (89) They are shepherds, workers and bricklayers.

                 A blond woman was painted at the tomb of Djeser‑ka‑ra‑seneb in Thebes. (90) A

                 model of a ship from about 2500 B.C. is manned by five blond sailors. (91) The

                 god Nuit was painted as white and blond. (92) A painting at the tomb of

                 Meresankh III at Giza, from about 2485 B.C., shows white skin and red hair.

                 (93) Two statues from about 2570 B.C., found in the tombs at Medum, show


                 Rahotep and his wife Nofret. He has light green stones for eyes. She has violet‑

                 blue stones. (94) A painting from Iteti's tomb at Saqqara shows a very Nordic‑

                 looking man with blond hair. (95) Grafton Smith mentions the distinctly red

               hair of the 18th Dynasty mummy Henutmehet. (96)

                 Harvard Professor Carleton Coon, in his book THE RACES OF EUROPE, tells us

                 that "many of the officials, courtiers, and priests, representing the upper

                class of Egyptian society but not the royalty, looked strikingly like modern

                 Europeans, especially long‑headed ones." (Note: Nordics are long‑headed.) (97)

                 Long‑headed Europeans are most common in Britain, Scandinavia, the


                 and northern Germany.





                 Time‑Life books put out a volume called RAMESES II THE GREAT. It has a good

                 picture of the blond mummy of Rameses II. Another picture can be found in the

                 book X‑RAYING THE PHARAOHS, especially the picture on the jacket cover. It

                 shows his yellow hair.

                 A book called CHRONICLE OF THE PHARAOHS was recently published


                 paintings, sculptures and mummies of 189 pharaohs and leading personalities of

                 Ancient Egypt. Of these, 102 appear European, 13 look Black, and the rest are

                 hard to classify. All nine mummies look European.

                 A recent discovery of Egyptian mummies from the Roman period astonished

                 researchers. One‑third ot the mummies were fair‑haired! Why do most news

                 reports from Zawi Hawass fail to mention this important fact? Here is the



                 The very first pharaoh, Narmer, also known as Menes, looks very European. The

                 same can be said for Khufu's cousin Hemon, who designed the Great Pyramid of

                 Giza, with help from Imhotep. A computer‑generated reconstruction of the face

                 of the Sphinx shows a European‑looking face. (98) It was once painted sunburned

                 red. (99) The Egyptians often painted upper class men as red and upper class

                 women as white; this is because the men became sun‑burned or tanned while

                 outside under the burning Egyptian sun. The women, however, usually stayed


                 Footnotes and links to the rest of this epic article can be found at

       or http://community‑


                 Sardinian Pyramid and Abu Dhabi Mastaba

                 I read a strange statement in THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED PREHISTORY OF

                 EUROPE that

                 there is a pyramid in Sardinia. If stone‑building technology spread from

                 Brittany to Egypt, one would expect to find something like this on Sardinia,

                 which is halfway between the two. In fact, going by boat, it is closer to Egypt

                 than to Britanny. Here is the statement on page 199: "Somewhat similar

                 manifestations occur in the rock‑cut tombs of Sardinia, which may copy above

                 ground structures in wood, and other surface monuments such as the collective

                 burials of the Tombe di Giganti with their horned forecourts, and the notable

                 PYRAMID MOUND of Monte d'Accodi near Sassari. (emphasis added)

                 Here are some pictures of pyramids in the Canary Islands, Sardinia, and Sicily!

                 Schilfbootprojekt Abora


       Changed:5:41 AM on

                 Thursday, May 11, 2000

                 Here is a fascinating map showing the location of ancient reed boats. Thor

                 Heyerdahl built such a raft called the Ra after the Egyptian Sun God and sailed

                 across the Atlantic Ocean in it. His theory is that an ancient race of redheads

                 in reedboats spread civilization all over the word, including the world's first

                 civilization in Sumer. He believed that redheads sailed up the Persian Gulf to


                 Schilfbootprojekt Abora



                 Here is a picture of the "pyramid" at Monte d'Accodi. It was built between 3300‑

                 2800 BC and is said in this article to resemble the ziggurats of Mesopotamia.




                 Here is a brief article explaining that Monte d'Accodi is a truncated pyramid

                 resembling a ramped ziggurat in Mesopotamia:

                 LUOGHI DI CULTO





                 Here is a picture:

                 Monte d'Accodi



                 Here is a great picture! If you get the page with all the pyramid pictures

                 click on the lower right‑hand corner to see the big beautiful picture of Monte


                 Schilfbootprojekt Abora



                 If you scroll down a page or two you will find a fascinating little article

                 about an expedition in reed boats proving that the Egyptian pyramids were

                 influenced by megalith builders from Europe:

                 Reed Boat Expedition Sardinia‑Canary Islands



                 Here is a picture of a ziggurat. Note the ramp.




                 Mastaba in Abu Dhabi (Persian Gulf). This resembles the early pre‑pyramidal

                 forms in Egypt.

                 Bilder Christo ‑ Mastaba of Abu Dhabi



                 Here is an Egyptian mastaba:




                 Here are three large mastabas side by side:



                 Changed:5:46 PM on Friday, June 9, 2000

                 Footnotes are at


                 The epilogue to this article can be found at


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