So says Zahi Hawas, who is taking things slightly personally:
"Tutankhamun was not black, and the portrayal of ancient Egyptian civilisation as black has no element of truth to it," Hawass told reporters.
"Egyptians are not Arabs and are not Africans despite the fact that Egypt is in Africa," he said, quoted by the official MENA news agency.
Not arab nor african? We are Neither? That's quite a statement.
Well, I am for not calling egyptians arabs (arabs invaded egypt after all), but the african we always were. Plus, even if we weren't, it's kind of hard to argue with the way the late King looks like:
Oh yeah. Doesn't look Black at all. I mean look at his features; they look totally white to me!