'The Judgment of Cambyses' by Dirck Vellert, (1542 CE), Rijsmuseum, Amsterdam. This panel shows a scene from Herodotus's Histories: Sisamnes, a corrupt judge, is ordered to be flayed alive by Cambyses, the Persian king. His skin was then used as a cover for the seat his son would use when he sat in judgment. -- Ancient History Encyclopedia
Herodotus earned himself the title of the “Father of History.” His was the first “true” history though he took the same liberties most historians today do when writing to please themselves not always truth. Was Herodotus African or white? And why is it necessary to determine his ethnicity, however? Because the honor is great and every great ancient figure has been presented as both African [D1, 8, 7, 6] and white [D2, 3, 4, 5].