This source confirms much of what Dr. Dierk Lange has noted in his other scholarship. Please view other posts on this website to gain a sound understanding that black peoples were prevalent throughout the ancient near east (ANE). Ranging from black Israelites, Elamites, and black Syrians/Arameans black people were prevalent if not the majority throughout the original Assyrian refugee group, so that takes away some of the confusion regarding the ethnography of these people. These were primarily black and mixed people coming from the ancient near east mixing with black natives in Africa so the ethnological jump was not “huge”. Please recall that “white” in Africa doesn’t necessarily mean white because it most likely meant the “Assyrian refugee invaders” were black people of “brown” skin while the local native Africans were “black” or “near” black.