Not black or white
The age old argument where the Egyptian black or white. Well neither. Yes the Egyptian lived in the norther part of Africa, but they were neither of native African, meaning black skin decent nor white European. The argument is a rather complicated one, but i'd like to set at leats a few things strait.
The word 'Egyptian'
The word 'Egyptian'
Egyptians had no problems differentiate themselves from other cultures. Above we see a edited version of a wall that had many different cultures lines up with their names in hieroglyphics. Form left to right we see Horu/ Horus facing a typical native ancient Egyptian man referred to as Remetj within their culture. Next we see a Asiatics the Mesopotamians, the Egyptians called them Āamu 𓉼𓂝𓄿𓐝𓌙𓀀 (aAmw) or Āpru 𓂝𓊪𓏲𓏭𓂋𓅱 𓌙𓀀𓏪 (aprw), who have a slightly lighter hue then the Egytpains. They are fallowed by the Nubians. Upper Nubia was the Kingdom Napata or Kush and Lower Nubia was The Kingdom Meroe where we get the language of Meroitic from, the Egyptians called them Neḥsy 𓈖𓅘𓎛𓋴𓏭𓌙𓀀 (nHsy) or Ȧunti 𓉺𓌔𓏏𓀐 (iwnti) which are shown to have the darkest skin of all portrayed in this painting. And lastly the Libyans or the Berbers, who the Egyptians called Tjeḥnyu 𓋣𓈖𓏌𓏲𓌙𓀀𓁐𓏪 (THn(y)w) or Timiḥu 𓍘𓅓𓎛𓌙𓀀𓁐𓏪 (tmHw) or Māshauash 𓅖𓆷𓄿𓍯𓆷 (mSwS) who is what we would consider white skinned.
Now the Nubians did conquer and sit on the Egyptian throne in 25th Dynasty and mixed marriages were not uncommon. The Egyptians were known for using the Medjey 𓅓𓂝𓍑𓄿𓇌𓅱𓌙𓀀𓏪 (mDAy), a group of Nubian military desert scouts to protect the region. So we can clearly see the Egyptians intermarried and lived with the Nubians, but definitely differentiated between the two cultures.
These are the real descendant of the Ancient Egyptians. If you would like to learn more about the Coptic. They speak a hybrid language of Late Kingdom Demotic Ancient Egyptian mixed with Greek. They call themselves ⲚⲓⲢⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ̀ⲛ̀Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ̀ⲁⲛⲟⲥ Niremenkīmi Enkhristianos Which means the Egyptian Christians. Ⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ/remenkīmi is rmT kmt/Remetj Kemet in Ancient Egyptians (MDC) and it means the Men (Egyptians) of Egypt (black sand). They mostly speak Arabic today especially in Egypt but some of their prayers and songs in the Church have remained in the Coptic language. If you would like to heard a Coptic prayer.
an Ancient Egyptian glass and faience pair of Nubians, a Philistine, an Amorite, a Syrian and a Hittite
Libyan, Nubian, Syrian, Bedouin, Hittite