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Septimius Severus - "African Emperor of Rome"

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    Posted: 30-Aug-2007 at 01:40
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Aborigines have a distinct look...
 
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  Quote jdalton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2007 at 04:52
Originally posted by Dolphin

Aborigines have a distinct look...

Tell that to the Papua New Guineans.
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  Quote Seko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2007 at 13:13
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well there's plenty of people who are called African American who have European features despite there dark skin. 
 
That's because Mulattoes, Quadroons and Octoroons in the U.S. call themselves Black, forgetting they are MOSTLY European
 
Originally posted by Laelius

As for the bust well I've seen one of Scipio Africanus done in black marble, does that mean he was black?
 
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  Quote Heraclius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2007 at 16:48
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Severan_dynasty_-_tondo.jpg

This is the wood carving which has been mentioned earlier on in this thread, it certainly shows Severus to have dark skin, very much darker compared to his wife and also his young son Caracalla, as you can see his other son Geta has been erased from the carving, most likely on the orders of Caracalla.

The busts really don't reveal anything about race, the fact they are mostly white is irrelevant really.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2007 at 17:24
he was not a nodic thats for sure. The thing is even if he was dark skinned it dose not mean anything. Mediterrainian's and Mid Easterners like Severus have a wide variety of skin tones.
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  Quote Aster Thrax Eupator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2007 at 07:01
...Yet another race-inspired post. What does it matter if he was Black? Afrocentrism seems to be in the air...
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  Quote Heraclius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2007 at 17:19
Originally posted by Aster Thrax Eupator

...Yet another race-inspired post. What does it matter if he was Black? Afrocentrism seems to be in the air...
 
I dont understand your objection to this topic.
 
Hardly the most important topic in the world, but I don't see anything wrong in discussing it.
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  Quote Romanus Maximus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Sep-2007 at 11:09

Pinquin, the Brtish rock band Yes, are definately not African.

Get your facts right.
 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Sep-2007 at 21:14
Originally posted by Romanus Maximus

 
Pinquin, the Brtish rock band Yes, are definately not African.
Get your facts right.
 
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British rock bands? It depends of which one. Led Zeppelin sounds not human to me LOLLOL, perhaps from the time of the Neardenthal and Rollings Stones never learn to play. However, I would agree on Pink Floyd's music.
 
Anyways, if you say bagpipe scotish bands I would say I pass... that's the more enervating sound I have never heared Big%20smile
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