March 6, 2011

Forum: Racial heritage of Beja in Egypt

 Beja man on the Red Sea.

On the topic of "Beja, the closest relatives to the Ancient Egyptians," the thread starter states,

The presence of the Beja people can be traced as far back as pre-dynasty times; their proud and uniquely huge crown of fuzzy hair (tiffa) was first recorded in Ancient Egyptian rock paintings.

Egyptologist, Emile Brugsch traced the clan of the Khawr kiji Beja through the matriarchal Female line to the 20th Dynasty.

A series of photos are included.

See also more pics in another thread on EgyptSearch.

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