A student alerted me to something I did not know: the Etruscans, it is alleged, were phenotypically black. I had heard the claim that the Minoans were black, i.e. colonizers from Egypt, and thus the true progenitors of the Greeks. (The mainland Mycenaeans may have conquered the Cretan Minoans c. 1450 BC, but they retained much Minoan usage, thus did the Greeks steal everything from the Egyptians.) There is a similar Afrocentric theory about the Etruscans, who inhabited northern Italy in the first millennium BC and whose name survives as “Tuscany.” The Etruscans were hugely influential on early Rome (the toga and fasces, for instance, are both of Etruscan origin), before they were defeated and absorbed by Rome. Thus, like the Minoans, Etruscans may be considered the black antecedents to one of the wellsprings of Western Civilization. 

According to the article, he Etruscans were:

descendants of refugees from the fallen city of Troy, led by the swarthy (dark-skinned) prince Aeneas after the city fell to the Greeks. Whether this legend is true or not, the pieces of evidence below clearly point that Rome was first owned by Blacks.

The statues and art of the Etruscans revealed them to be Africans – black people. History shows that they were a sensual and creative people. The city of Rome was originally known as Ra Ouma which means a ” place protected by Ra.” 

This worship of Ra, undoubtedly by the Etruscans, means that they most likely had a spiritual, physical and cultural link to Kemet (kmt), ancient Egypt or Phoenicia. In archeology, findings show that two African peoples, the Sicani, and the Liburni occupied ancient Italy. 

The Roman writer Virgil revealed that the Pelasgians, the Kemetians (Black people) who settled in southern Greece, also occupied the Palatine, one of the seven hills of Rome. The Romans later became a “Latin” people, and became a mixed race.

The author has one thing right: according to the most recent theories, the Etruscans did indeed have their origins in Asia Minor. But whether they were black is quite another story. Compare the images that appear at the bottom of the post (none of which is very well documented) to the images on the Wikipedia article on Etruscan art (none of which is particularly black). 

UPDATE: Uncertain times for Etruscan Museum in Rome.