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What if the last remaining Neanderthals were the pharaohs of Egypt. What if they were smarter and were the designers of the pyramids. If you look at some of the pharaoh xrays they had very elongated back of the heads. So do the Neanderthals. Why did they were turbans? Why did the Egyption Pharaoh's royal line interbreed so much? Maybe they were trying to maintain the last of the Neanderthal blood line. Could Helen of Troy be the last of the Neanderthals? The Greeks took her from Egypt then the Turks from Greece. Why so much blood for one person? This is a wild theory but every time a see a skull of a Neanderthal and an Egyption Pharaoh they look identical. So maybe they are. If you read the bible story of the great flood one of the reasons for the flood was to eliminate a different race of people. The bible version is angels with people. What if it was just Neanderthal and people.

Al , Comments on msnbc.com 27 Comments [1/25/2010 9:33:52 AM]
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Lucilius

History, anatomy, anthropology, chronology, ethnography, fashion, Bible and general coherence FAIL.

1/25/2010 9:42:29 AM

aaa

Missing link found.

1/25/2010 10:13:15 AM

wintermute

Comparison of H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis skulls:


Picture of the skull of an Egyptian Pharaoh:


Let's see... no prominent brow ridge, chin protrusion, flat face, thin jaw... That's not a neanderthal!

It looks to me more like they've strapped the infant skull to bind into a pleasing shape...

1/25/2010 11:01:33 AM

jsonitsac

It's true that Neandertals were very smart people, but they were kind of extinct at that point.

1/25/2010 11:12:11 AM

Leliel

Yes, I would like fail dressing with that word salad please...

1/25/2010 12:20:20 PM

Smilodon

No...just no.

1/25/2010 1:31:48 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

Congratulations! You have now created a new concept built of such stupidity as to completely baffle scientists for generations. Clearly we, as a species, have ceased to evolve.

1/25/2010 1:42:39 PM

Mr Blur

Ah, the Stupidity is strong with this one.

1/25/2010 2:54:55 PM

Zeus Almighty

Yes, yes, A1, I see. You're absolutely right. You are so smarts.

*Backs slowly away*


1/25/2010 3:44:37 PM

Antichrist

But the pharaohs are mentioned after the flood. So how did they survive? And isn't it a sin to add bullshit to your precious book?

1/25/2010 4:02:11 PM

Doubting Thomas

Considering that there is a huge gap of time between Neanderthals and ancient Egypt, and the fact that Neanderthals lived in Europe and western and parts of central Asia, I'd say your idea is full of crap.

1/25/2010 4:10:27 PM

perdurabo

Sound General Quarters!

We're approaching the Scheisskopf Radius!!!

1/25/2010 4:49:25 PM

Sandwich Board

@Doubting Thomas.

I think all that gets lumped together in Al's head as: "A long long time ago ... in a country far, far away ..."

1/25/2010 5:08:12 PM

Ajax

Meh not conspiracy theory. This is just wild historical speculation that shows ignorance of history.

If he said something about "them" covering it up then it would be a conspiracy theory.

1/25/2010 6:02:26 PM



Nope. Neanderthals died out long before the ancient Egyptians came around.

Also, there's tons of evidence that Homo Sapiens were always smarter than neanderthals. We tended to take down large mammals with projectiles while neanderthals went in with knives and rocks, for one thing.

1/25/2010 7:27:59 PM



Ok, go explain why the Pyramids are only 5000 years old and the neanthertals dissappeared like 100,000 years ago.

1/26/2010 2:32:12 AM

Agnostic Jew

@ #1103345

Actually, the last known Neanderthals disappeared somewhere between 24,000 and 30,000 years ago.

Still too long ago to have been the Pharoahs, though.

1/26/2010 6:37:28 AM

myheadhurts


If your in elementary school, interesting idea. If not, please get an education.

1/26/2010 4:23:04 PM

Unknown

Obviously someone has been watching too much 10000BC. That movie was fiction. Neanderthals didn't exist in Egypt at the same time as the pharoahs or the pyramids. End of story.

1/27/2010 5:26:15 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Batshit crazy but bonus points for originality!

1/27/2010 6:43:55 AM

Adam

myheadhurts


If your in elementary school, interesting idea. If not, please get an education.


YOU'RE!!! Now my head hurts too! Before you go around implying other people are in need of an education, it might do you some good to give yourself a good "once over".

1/27/2010 7:22:34 AM

Dr. Novakaine

Al, I'd look into this thing called "making some fucking sense." Will improve your life and the lives of your loved ones.

1/27/2010 3:08:35 PM

Frogflayer

Helen of Troglodyte?

(and yes I know but I'm calling poetic license of this one)

1/28/2010 4:30:39 PM

WMDKitty

*headdesk*

Oh, wow.

1/29/2010 7:40:55 PM

Esjeur

Who left the What If Machine turned on? This kind of thing happens when you do!

1/31/2010 12:40:41 PM
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