For anyone thinking Carthage, Rome, Numidia....

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30 October 2019, 07:27:40 AM Last Edit: 30 October 2019, 07:44:19 AM by FierceKitty
These are the complexions one finds in the armies of Jugurtha, Micipsa, Massinissa, and indeed Hannibal and Scipio.
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mollinary

I hadn't realised they contained such a high proportion of women!
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Techno

Anyone else see a resemblance to a famous English footy player in one of those images ? :-\

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Westmarcher

.... er .... ok .... which one is Bobby Charlton? 

(is it the baldy one without the comb over?)
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Techno

It's the bloke in the fourth row down...and third from the left, that reminded me of someone, Davy

(Now......The more I look at it, the less the photo looks like him !!  ;D ;D ;D)

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mollinary

Quote from: Techno on 30 October 2019, 06:35:05 PM
It's the bloke in the fourth row down...and third from the left, that reminded me of someone, Davy

(Now......The more I look at it, the less the photo looks like him !!  ;D ;D ;D)

Cheers - Phil

Looks like Danny John-Jules to me  - Meow!  The one above migt be mistaken for Vincent Kompany, perhaps?
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steve_holmes_11

It's a handy resource, many thanks.

Bear in mind there's been a coupe of millennia of migration featuring more Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arab Conquest, Barbary Corsairs, Ottomans, Spanish, Portuguese, French - and probably more.

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Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 30 October 2019, 07:45:55 PM
Bear in mind there's been a coupe of millennia of migration featuring more Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arab Conquest, Barbary Corsairs, Ottomans, Spanish, Portuguese, French - and probably more.
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Quote from: fsn on 30 October 2019, 09:27:53 PM
That's what I was going to say!

So was I, but I went for a cheap laugh instead!
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Ithoriel

Alexander's Greeks described the Indians as "light skinned like Egyptians."

Populations have changed. Go figure.
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FierceKitty

I'm having lunch with a Hindu friend today. She's as light-skinned as I am.
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Quote from: Ithoriel on 30 October 2019, 10:32:55 PM
Alexander's Greeks described the Indians as "light skinned like Egyptians."

Populations have changed. Go figure.

Not, I submit, to the exent of turning from Negro to the range above.
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: Ithoriel on 30 October 2019, 10:32:55 PM
Alexander's Greeks described the Indians as "light skinned like Egyptians."

Populations have changed. Go figure.

It also works the other way, since we don't know where the Greeks drew the line between light and dark skinned.

A Greek trader who conducted commerce with a hellenised Egyptian ruling class would encounter people who looks quite like him.
The fellahein of the upper Nile valley would have far darker skin, but still light skinned compared to the Nubians.

Forgive my musings, I started this hobby when paint suppliers provided a single skin tone called "Flesh".

FierceKitty

What I now have to buy as "light orange" (which it certainly isn't).
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