The Egyptian Copts are supposed to be the direct descendents of the ancient Egyptians (the liturgical language of the Egyptian Coptic Church is even the direct descendent of the ancient Egyptian language written in hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic scripts ) and most of them look nowhere near Black. Egypt was converted to Christianity in the 1st century AD by St.Mark. They have maintained their Christian identity inspite of the expansion of Islam and Arab culture in the 7th century. I don't know about Egypt ( they look different then other 'North Africans' ) but the people of the Maghreb (northwest Africa ) are overwhelmingly of Berber or mixed Berber/Arab descent and are just Arabized culturally, the idea of a physical mass migration of Arabs is said to be a myth. I don't know about all the different peoples who invaded/conquered Egypt at one point, but was there ever a mass migration of Hyskos, Greeks, Romans, Turks,Arabs etc. to significantly change the appearance of the indiginous Egyptian people? If not, going by the appearance of the modern Egyptian Copts, I would have to conclude that the ancient Egyptians were not Black people... What do you think about this or what do you have to say about it? Although a great empire, I can do without the ancient Egyptians because Nubia (who ruled Egypt in the 25th dynasty ), Abysinnia, Songhay, Mali, Ghana, Great Zimbabwe, the Swahili states, Ife etc. were all Black African kingdoms, not to mention the very first homo sapien sapiens were Black African people who probably resembled the Khoi-San ('Bushmen') of the Kalahari and Tanzania today. Edit: I don't think the Olmecs, Moors (except for the Haratin who were Black slaves of the Berber/Arab Moors and adopted the language/identity ), Jesus, the original Jews and some other people in history that 'Afrocentrics' claim as Black were Black either.