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Reconstruction of the face of Queen Tiye (1338 BC), brought back to life based on her 3,400 year old mummy ‎

Originally Answered: Why do people say that Egyptian queen tiye was black when her artwork depicted her white?

Some people say that Egyptian Queen Tiye was black because they draw their conclusion off of the unpainted, darkened yew wood bust of her that she was black. They don’t look at her mummy that has natural, free flowing, straight/wavy, brown hair, a high-bridged, arched nose, and moderately thin lips. They also don’t look at her parent’s mummies. They also probably haven’t been informed about her DNA, which is haplogroup K, that is of Eurasian origin.

Portrait Head of Queen Tiye with a Crown of Two Feathers, c. 1355 B.C.E., Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, New Kingdom, Egypt, yew wood, lapis lazuli, silver, gold, faience, 22.5 cm high (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the Neues Museum, Berlin)

Head of Queen Tiye