The ancient Egyptian civilisation is one of the oldest on record.
It is also one the most rich in culture. That culture has produced one of the seven wonders of the world, several UNESCO world heritage sites and with its hieroglyphics, one of the oldest and widely recognised writing systems.
Despite the abundant information on the life and times of the ancient Egyptians, there are still some unanswered questions.
One of them seeks to find out what racial category they belong to.
In the first installment of her two-part series in Egypt, ARISE News Correspondent Adefemi Akinsanya travels through and beyond Cairo to find out if the ancient Egyptians were black.