>>2901553>Except the old people of syria were pretty much white, same with egypt.
No, they were not “pretty much white”. Not even remotely.
Syrian and Egyptians of 3000 years ago look like Syrians and Egyptians of today. We know because they left behind a great many portraits of themselves.
None of them are/were "white" as we know it i.e. the pale people from Gaul, Germania, Brittania, etc. "White" people then were even more distinctive then than they are now as there was more uniformity in their pale skin (described as “snowy”) and red hair.
Today you can be considered white even if you have very tan skin, black hair and dark brown eyes. But in 300 BC the only people who had those features were around the Mediterranean - Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, etc. The barbarians of France, Germany, Scandinavia and Britain were not tan. And they did not have dark hair and dark eyes.
But these people - white people - were still being referred to as barbarians by Roman writers 300 years AFTER the birth of Christ. And that's not that long ago.