I posted the topic because I was a bit dissapointed that nobody expressed the same 'racial' frustration at the "Tut was white" post that was directed to me
I can understand your frustration, Guest. First of all, no serious historian or Egyptologist would refer to Tut as "white." I read back through the posts and did not see anyone here claiming Tut was white; feel free to correct if I'm wrong, and let me know who said it!
Tut was most certainly not
white. Perish the thought. The first peoples to enter Egypt who one could call "white" were the Aegeans, from the islands southeast of Greece.
People such as I get upset with the Afrocentrist arguments not
because of skin color but because of the painfully obvious lack of understanding of the most basic tenets of ancient Egyptian culture and art. What always sticks out in my mind is a photo of a protestor at the LA exhibit. This African-American gentleman had a protest sign in one hand and a photo in the other; the photo showed one of the famous guardian statues found within Tut's tomb. These two statues are spectacular, and the skin areas happened to have been painted black. But of course the coloration has nothing whatsoever to do with actual skin color but with Osirian cult symbolism. This is Egyptology 101.
I could go on and on; these protests are replete with such glaring errors. But I'll leave it at that.
If you want to be part of KTO, abandon the "Guest" thing and set up a profile. In an earlier post, Merytre-Hatshepsut (who addressed all of your arguments and then some) mentioned that you seemed just to want to blow in and rile things up, and that's how it has seemed, indeed. If you're serious about joining in this forum, sign up. You're more than welcomed to. You're definitely not some addled conspiracy nut and I suspect you have much to offer KTO.