What happened to ethnic Egyptians?


ODI Debutant
Feb 15, 2011
I mean the original Egyptians who built the pyramids...?

Did a disease or famine strike them? Did Moses curse annihilated them? :kami
Some studies suggest that they migrated to Europe specifically UK during the course of time.
I mean the original Egyptians who built the pyramids...?

Did a disease or famine strike them? Did Moses curse annihilated them? :kami

Dude the Egyptians today are the descendant of ancient Egyptian, of course not all of them.

Meh, at such ignorance.
what are ethnic egyptians... imean what do they look like and what languages they speak??
I think the changes with their culture has led the OP to believe the "Ancient Egyptians" are no more. There are Egyptians that are descendants of those people, but their religion and culture has vastly changed over the years.

Yes, there are no more Egyptians that believe in similar beliefs as those of past. There might be an odd few, but it's all a part of their history.

This is all due to the various changes in terms of rulers in that region. Most of the rulers brought new ways of worship and the people followed.

I have given a very generalized explanation, but it should help. :)
i think egypians (2000 years ago) looked the same as the current egyptians ......................just their language and religion has changed to arabic/islam
DNA analysis proves that Egyptians are not Arabs

After over 10 years of analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of people, the National Geographic Genographic Project (NGGP) surprisingly uncovered the fact that Egyptians are not Arabs as most of them believed.

The study presented graphs that show the global genetic makeup of nationals in each country. These help answer people's questions about ethnicity, race, and the overall origins of the human population.

As the graph below shows, only 17 percent of Egyptians are Arabs, while 68 percent of the indigenous population is from North Africa, four percent are from Jewish ancestry, three percent are of East African origins, another three percent from Asia Minor and three percent are South European.


"This reference population is based on native Egyptians. As ancient populations migrated from Africa, they passed first through northeast Africa, then to southwest Asia. The Northern Africa and Arabian components in Egypt are representative of that ancient migratory route, as well as later migrations from the Fertile Crescent back into Africa; with the spread of agriculture over the past 10,000 years, and migrations in the seventh century, with the spread of Islam from the Arabian Peninsula," the NGGP study said.

The East African component in the Egyptian genes reflects the localized movement up the navigable Nile River, according to the NGGP; while the Southern Europe and Asia Minor components reflect the geographic and historical role of Egypt as a key player in the economic and cultural growth of the Mediterranean region.

The DNA samples proved that Kuwaitis are mostly Arabs, as their genetic makeup is as follows: 84 percent of Kuwaitis are Arabs, seven percent are from Asia Minor, four percent are North African and three percent from East Africa.

The NGGP said that as ancient migrants passed through the Middle East when moving from Africa to Asia, some of them decided to stay, developing their genetic patterns that were passed down to other generations. While there is small percentage from North and East Africa, maybe due to the Arab slave trade which was common from the 8th to the19th century.

Meanwhile the Lebanese society is the most diverse among Arab countries, as 44 percent are of Arab origins, 14 percent are Jewish, 11 percent are from North African descent, 10 percent are from Asia Minor, five percent are South European and only two percent are East African.

The Tunisian population had the lowest percentage from Arab descent, as only 4 percent are Arabs, while 88 percent are North African, five percent are from Western Europe, and two percent from West and Central Africa.

All populations in the Islamic world are "natives". Some have been Arabized (or Turkified) and/or Islamized, but they're "peoples of the land".
France has biological sample of ramessess 2, when his mummy was sent to Paris for some "repairs".

They noticed that ramessess 2 had red hair.

Anyway, egypt was a super power of it's time and due to 7 deltas of Niles, they had reliable irrigation so people from around migrated to these deltas in search of food. But those immigrants were not welcomed.

There have been invasions (assurian, Greek, muslims, uk to name few), which changed their culture and language, however their genetic make is still largely same.