I no longer have a link for this quote, but Zahi Hawass of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities reportedly said, "Tutankhamun was not black, and the portrayal of ancient Egyptian civilization as black has no element of truth to it."
I normally make a point of not giving my opinion about things like this. But you know, I just don't understand the big controversy about this. Take a look at the famous mask of King Tut. Take a look at other depictions of King Tut from his time. The guy does look black. Why are some people so resistant to what's staring at them from King Tut's face?
I don't have any axe to grind about this. And I don't want to get involved in a pointless argument so I will try not to say any more about it.
But as far as I am concerned, King Tut = black. And that controversial bust of him looks like Barbra Streisand to me.