Some Coptic Christians may have originally come from Ethiopia, which has been Christianized for over 1500 years.
Interestingly, the Ethiopian royal family claims descendance from a Jewish king of Israel:
Hmmm, an ignorant black woman was tricked and taken advantage of by a clever jew.Hearing of King Solomon’s great wisdom, Queen Sheba decided to visit him, taking with her gifts of gold, sapphires and ivory. King Solomon invited the Queen of Sheba to a banquet, serving spicy food to induce her thirst, and inviting her to stay in his palace overnight. The Queen asked him to swear that he would not take her by force. He accepted upon the condition that she, in turn, would not take anything from his house by force. The Queen assured that she would not, slightly offended by the implication that she, a rich and powerful monarch, would engage in stealing. However, as she woke up in the middle of the night, she was very thirsty. Just as she reached for a jar of water placed close to her bed, King Solomon appeared, warning her that she was breaking her oath, water being the most valuable of all material possessions. Thus, while quenching her thirst, she set the king free from his promise and they spent the night together. She returned to Ethiopia pregnant with a son.
Some things never change.
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"When you're out-numbered, you lose elections. When you lose elections, you lose power. When you lose power, you lose control. When you lose control, the nation is no longer yours. When the nation is no longer yours, it belongs to another. When the nation belongs to another, it starts idolizing its own people as its national heroes, not yours. It starts building monuments to them. It starts putting their own faces on their currency. It starts forging its own allies, and making its own enemies"
And a bonus question, what was Cleopatra's ethnic make up?
She was 1/8 Dorian, the rest Coptic.what was Cleopatra's ethnic make up?
It derives from the bible and was one of the three sons of Noah, Shem (Semite).
In order to put it in context we have too look at the descendants of Shem to determine whether AEgypt was one. So we look for the name of Aegypt which is Mizraim and see who they are descended from and whether they were from Shem. Yet Mizraim is the son of Ham (Noah's other son) and brother of Kush. Ham's descendants went on to populate Africa.
Todays racial classifications are kind of similar, there were 3 races, Hamites, Semites and Japhites. Hamites were southerners, Semites were asiatic and Japhites were europeans and gentiles.
Cleopatra's sister was supposedly Afro/Asian so I'm guessing she was similar with a bit more greek maybe. I mean she was part of the Ptolemy household so you know, not exactly Egyptians are they.
Cleopatra as she looked in her day (Syrian coin):
Note the Afro, high cheek bones, large nose, thick lips ~ all Negroid features, contrary to the Hollywood image she has today.