Greek Papyri Illustrates Egyptian Jews were Not of “Pale Complexion”

Source: The Physical Appearance of Egyptian Jews according to the Greek Papyri (The Hebrew University) 1999 A.D. (please click on “The Physical Appearence of Egyptian Jews according to the…” to download the paper)

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Note: Page 134 of The Physical Appearance of Egyptian Jews according to the Greek Papyri source.

These sources combined reveal that Egyptian Jews were people of color who ranged from being “light-skinned” (honey color) to “dark-skinned” (black skinned). Egyptian Jews did not fit into the Roman Mediterranean somatic type because none of them were “white” or “pale”.

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