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Big Bad Voodoo

Memnon was Black

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Big Bad Voodoo

This marvelous bust is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil and protégé of the well-known Athenian entrepreneur and philosopher Herodes Atticus. It was found more than a century ago in one of several villas owned by Herodes, and it adds a face to the name of the person recorded by Philostratus in his Lives of the Sophists, an account of the famous philosophers of the second century.

http://www.theroot.com/views/adding-ancient-face-famous-name

"Memnon" in reference to the Ethiopian ally of the Trojans in Homer's Iliad

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Big Bad Voodoo

Here is more "Greeks"

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And "white" Minoans.

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Hasina

I understand bringing to light the actual race of a historical person, I want the true facts baby, but what I'll never understand are the people who freak out when a historical figure could be another race. Like Jesus... or Santa.

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Fyoo'Zhon

More art memnon9905.jpg

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Big Bad Voodoo

I always said that in movie 300, Leonidas should be

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"Spartans tonight we eat dinner in hell."

:innocent:

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

Memnon was Black -No great revelation since Memnon was an Ethiopian king, it's kind of obvious isn't it?

*shrugs*

"Spartans tonight we eat dinner dine in hell."

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pbarosso

its the "afro-centrists" and the "our history was stolen or erased" bunch of crap again.

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Big Bad Voodoo

its the "afro-centrists" and the "our history was stolen or erased" bunch of crap again.

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Tutankhaten-pasheri

It is impossible to visit the English side of Youtube and look at any videos about AE without being confronted by a wall of obscurantism, outright lies and foul obscenities. This subject is so divisive that it is impossible for it to be debated in any polite way. A pity this subject comes here....

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