Egypt was the place that Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces

from Nas – I Can Lyrics on Rap Genius


Alexander the Great — prince of Macedonia turned Greek emperor — did, in fact, conquer Egypt

The Egyptians actually seem to have liked Alexander; there are ancient depictions of him in Egyptian art (notice they made his face darker):

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