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Re: "Tall Dark and Handsome" with "My Fair Lady"

Dear Brent,

You wrote; "Well, no that is not supported by anyone and especially not by the Egyptians. Where are you getting this info from if I might ask? Women(except some during the armana period), young men and young women and the elders were dipicted with yellow to denote weakness/frail/delicate. Red was the color of evil associated with Set and sometimes Seketh."

First of all, I tend to put things together, perhaps differently than others? Since you asked me questions, just what is your source that states with certainty that; "young men and young women and the elders were dipicted with yellow to denote weakness/frail/delicate. Red was the color of evil associated with Set and sometimes Seketh."

I have seen many reproductions of these Egyptian paintings and red seems to have been very common to depict a grown man, but perhaps I have only looked at Amarna depictions? And, in other regards, we really do not know what the pigments really looked like when new? After all colours tend to change over the course of 3,000 or more years, don't they?

So, based upon my experience I made the connections you questioned.

"If your reasoning was even remotely true then how can you explain green and blue skin?"

Paint? Makeup? Special events? Or again, pigment changes?

Regards,

Ron