- Queen Hetop-Heres II, of the Fourth Dynasty, the daughter of Cheops, the builder of the great pyramid had reddish blond hair. Her hair is painted a bright yellow stippled with little red horizontal lines, and her skin is white. (‘The Races of Europe’, Carleton Stevens Coon, New York City, Macmillan. 1939, p.98)
- Egyptian Female Pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut, wife of Pharaoh Thutmosis II. She ruled Egypt after Thutmosis’ death in 1520 BC. Her hair was long and blond (see her mummy below).
- Biblical Joseph was Egyptian Prime Minister Yuya. His mummy was recovered and he had light, blond hair.
Below is a picture of his mummy:
- Queen Tiy (Taia,Tyre) was the daughter of Yuya. She was the mother of Akhenaten and the great grandmother of Tutankhamen.. She’s the most famous of Egypt’s queens in 18th Dynasty Egypt. This statue was found in the Temple of Hathor near the turquoise mines. Equally blond and Caucasian as you can see.
- Ramses II: Professor P. F. Ceccaldi, a famed Egyptologist, studied his mummy. Microscopic examinations showed that the hair roots contained natural red pigments, and that therefore, during his younger days, Ramesses II had been a red head. With age, his hair got even lighter. He also had wavy hair common among whites.
- Queen Hatshetrut had wavy, red hair. Here’s her picture:
Sitkamos with curly hair.
Unknown mummy, the first from the British museum morgue, one from the Hancock museum. This woman is from about 700 BC, and she has dead straight hair that looks very red:
Egyptian man from the year 600 BC from the same British Museum morgue:
Princess Nsikhonsu, with long wavy brown hair:
And another mummy with straight, brown hair:
Ancient Egyptians with straight, red hair: