AH HELL NO
It has been a devastating few years for Afrocentrism.
First, Black Africans suffered through The Great Disappointment of 2011 that DNA sequencing had revealed that Pharoah Tutankhamun wasn’t black and to add insult to injury that 70% of British men and half of all Western European men are related to him.
Second, the news broke last year that a DNA study of 150 Egyptian mummies revealed that the Ancient Egyptians were closely related to the people of the Levant, Anatolia and Europe. The geneticists were surprised that they “didn’t find much sub-Saharan African ancestry” and to learn that “in the last 1,500 years, Egypt became more African, if you want.”
Now, we have learned that a facial reconstruction of Queen Nefertiti has revealed that she was a White woman! This will be featured in a two part special on Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” with Josh Gates on Wednesday, February 7 and February 14 at 9 PM ET.
Here is a sneak peek of the episode:
DA FUQ … DIS NIGGA SAYIN’ QUEEN NEFERTITI WUZ A WHITE WOMAN
The reaction from Black Twitter to the news coming during Black History Month 2018 has been volcanic:
On the set of the @TODAYshow with @SavannahGuthrie and @hodakotb revealing the true face of King Tut’s mother and likely #Nefertiti herself! #ExpeditionUnknown @travelchannel pic.twitter.com/pvrJPMRQ5N
— Josh Gates (@joshuagates) February 5, 2018
— J (@Queen_Soul01) February 5, 2018
Can’t believe what I just witnessed on supposedly a credible news station w/ 2 assumingely smart,world traveled journalists! Ridiculous that @TODAYshow @hodakotb @SavannahGuthrie would allow @travelchannel #JoshGates to reveal this & say it’s bust of #Nefertiti so inaccurate! pic.twitter.com/lWOlXPQhDO
— Nicole Kirby (@nkirby) February 5, 2018
— Tarance Jones (@TJisTrending) February 5, 2018
this is why it’s important that we KNOW OUR HISTORY FROM WHICH WE CAME. #Nefertiti & the rest of the great Pharaohs, Kings & Queens from Ancient #Kemet (Land of the Blacks) now known as Egypt & etc DID NOT LOOK LIKE SUSAN FROM HR. Shame on whoever did this. Yall wish. @TODAYshow pic.twitter.com/y0YQRWNjaJ
— Rashida "SHEEDZ" O. (@RashidaSHEEDZ) February 5, 2018
The servants certainly were. pic.twitter.com/fcxxb0oeb9
— Harold T. Ogden (@GennethKrant) February 5, 2018
Now that the White race has decisively reclaimed the Ancient Egyptians, I suppose Black Twitter can always LARP like Wakandans!