Our nation, therefore, according to Manetho, was not derived from
Egypt, nor were any of the Egyptians mingled with us. For it is to be supposed
that many of the leprous and distempered people were dead in the mines,
since they had been there a long time, and in so ill a condition; many
others must be dead in the battles that happened afterward, and more still
in the last battle and flight after it.
Flavius Josephus. The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated by. William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo. John E. Beardsley. 1895.
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