Ancient Egyptian race controversy  

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The Great Sphinx of Giza by Maxime Du Camp, 1849, taken when he traveled in Egypt with Gustave Flaubert.
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The Great Sphinx of Giza by Maxime Du Camp, 1849, taken when he traveled in Egypt with Gustave Flaubert.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The question of the race of ancient Egyptians was raised historically as a product of the scientific racism of the 18th and 19th centuries, and was linked to models of racial hierarchy based on skin color, facial features, hair texture, and genetic affiliations.

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