|Red Haired Mummies of Egypt
Mary Sutherland Copyright 2003 - 2004
Author of Living in the Light 'Believe in the Magic'
Researcher of Ancient Man
BUFO Paranormal and UFO Radio
Burlington UFO and Paranormal Research Center
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|A well preserved body from the
pre-dynastic period in Egypt, circa
3,300 BC. Buried in a sand grave, the
natural dryness of the surroundings kept
the body preserved. His red hair have
been so well preserved that he has been
given the nickname "Ginger" at the
British Museum where he is kept on
Right: "Ginger's" head.
|Queen Hetop-Heres II, of the
Fourth Dynasty, the daughter of
Cheops, the builder of the great
pyramid, is shown in the colored
bas reliefs of her tomb to have
been a distinct blonde. Her hair is
painted a bright yellow stippled
with little red horizontal lines,
and her skin is white. (â€˜The
Races of Europeâ€™, Carleton
Stevens Coon, New York City,
Macmillan. 1939, p.98)
The mummy of the wife of King Tutankhamen has auburn hair.
A mummy with red hair, red mustache and red beard was found
by the pyramids at Saqqara.
Red-haired mummies were found in the crocodile-caverns of Aboufaida.
The book HISTORY OF EGYPTIAN MUMMIES mentions a mummy with reddish-brown hair.
The mummies of Rameses II and Prince Yuaa have fine silky yellow hair. The
mummy of another pharaoh, Thothmes II, has light chestnut-colored hair.
An article in a leading British anthropological journal states that many mummies have dark
reddish-brownhair. Professor Vacher De Lapouge described a blond mummy found at Al Amrah,
which he says has the face and skull measurements of a typical Gaul or Saxon.
A blond mummy was found at Kawamil along with many
Chestnut-haired mummies have been found at Silsileh.
The mummy of Queen Tiy has "wavy brown hair."
Unfortunately, only the mummies of a very few pharaohs have survived to
the 20th century, but a large proportion of these are blond.
The Egyptians have left us many paintings and statues of blondes and redheads. Amenhotep III's
tomb painting shows him as having light red hair. Also, his features are quite caucasian
A farm scene from around 2000 B.C. in the tomb of the nobleman
Meketre shows redheads.
An Egyptian scribe named Kay at Sakkarah around 2500 B.C. has blue eyes.
The tomb of Menna (18th Dynasty) at West Thebes shows blond girls.
The god Horus is usually depicted as white. He is very white in the Papyrus Book of the Dead of
Lady Cheritwebeshet (21st Dynasty), found in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
A very striking painting of a yellow-haired man hunting from a chariot can be found in the tomb of
Userhet, Royal Scribe of Amenophis II. The yellow-haired man is Userhet. The same tomb has
paintings of blond soldiers. The tomb of Menna also has a wall painting showing a blond man
dark-haired workers scooping grain.
The Funerary stele (inscribed stone slab)of Priest Remi clearly shows him as having red hair,
The eye of Horus, the so-called Wedjat Eye. is always blue.
A very attractive painting is found on the wall of a private tomb in West Thebes from the 18th
Dynasty. The two deceased parents are white people with black hair. Mourning them are two
pretty fair-skinned girls with light blond hair and their red-haired older brother.
Queen Thi is painted as having a rosy complexion, blue eyes and blond hair. She was co-ruler with
her husband Amenhotep III and it has been said of their rule. "The reign of Amenhotep III was the
culminating point in Egyptian history, for never again, in spite of the exalted effort of the
Ramessides, did Egypt
occupy so exalted a place among the nations of the world as she had in
Amenhotep III looks northern European in his statues.
Paintings of people with red hair and blue eyes were found at the tomb of Bagt in Beni Hassan.
Many other tombs at Beni Hassan have paintings of individuals with blond and red hair as well as
Paintings of blonds and redheads have been found among the tombs at
Blond hair and blue eyes were painted at the tomb of
Pharaoh Menphtah in the valley of the Kings.
Paintings from the
Third Dynasty show native Egyptians with red hair and blue eyes.
They are shepherds, workers and bricklayers.
A blond woman was painted at the tomb of Djeser-ka-ra-seneb in Thebes.
A model of a ship from about 2500 B.C. is manned by five blond sailors.
The god Nuit was painted as white and blond.
A painting at the tomb of Meresankh III at Giza, from about 2485 B.C., shows white skin and red
Two statues from about 2570 B.C., found in the tombs at Medum, show Prince Rahotep and his
wife Nofret. He has light green stones for eyes. She has
A painting from Iteti's tomb at Saqqara shows a very Nordic-looking man with blond hair.
Grafton Smith mentions the distinctly red hair of the 18th Dynasty mummy Henutmehet.
Harvard Professor Carleton Coon, in his book THE RACES OF EUROPE, tells us that "many of
the officials, courtiers, and priests, representing the upper class of Egyptian society but not the
royalty, looked strikingly like modern Europeans, especially long-headed ones." (Note: Nordics are
long-headed.) Long-headed Europeans are most common in Britain, Scandinavia, the Netherlands,
and northern Germany.
Time-Life books put out a volume called RAMESES II THE GREAT. It has a
good picture of the blond mummy of Rameses II. Another picture can be
found in the book X-RAYING THE PHARAOHS, especially the picture on the
jacket cover. It shows his yellow hair.
A book called CHRONICLE OF THE PHARAOHS was recently published showing paintings,
sculptures and mummies of 189 pharaohs and leading personalities of Ancient Egypt. Of these, 102
appear European, 13 look Black, and the rest are hard to classify. All nine mummies look like our
The very first pharaoh, Narmer, also known as Menes, looks very Caucasion
The same can be said for Khufu's cousin Hemon, who designed the Great Pyramid of Giza, with
help from Imhotep. A computer-generated reconstruction of the face of the Sphinx shows a
It was once painted sunburned red. The Egyptians often painted
upper class men as red and upper class women as white; this is because
the men became sun-burned or tanned while outside under the burning Egyptian sun. The women,
however, usually stayed inside.
In 1902, E. A. Wallis Budge, the renowned Egyptologist, described the pre-dynastic Egyptians thus:
"The predynastic Egyptians, that is to say, that stratum of them which was indigenous to North
Africa, belonged to a white or light-skinned race with fair hair, who in many particulars resembled
the Libyans, who in later historical times lived very near the western bank of the Nile." [E. A. W.
Budge, Egypt in the Neolithic and Archaic Periods (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & TrÃ¼bner,
1902), p. 49.]
Later, in the same book, Budge referred to a pre-dynastic statuette that: "has eyes inlaid with
lapis-lazuli, by which we are probably intended to understand that the woman here represented had
blue eyes." [Ibid., p. 51.]
In 1925, the Oxford don L. H. Dudley Buxton, wrote the following concerning ancient Egyptian
"Among the ancient crania from the Thebaid in the collection in the Department of Human
Anatomy in Oxford, there are specimens which must unhesitatingly be considered to be those of
Nordic type. [L. H. D. Buxton, The Peoples of Asia (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & TrÃ¼bner,
1925), p. 50.]
The Scottish physical anthropologist Robert Gayre has written, that in his considered opinion:
"Ancient Egypt, for instance, was essentially a penetration of Caucasoid racial elements into Africa
. . . This civilisation grew out of the settlement of Mediterraneans, Armenoids, even Nordics, and
Atlantics in North Africa . . ." [R. Gayre of Gayre, Miscellaneous Racial Studies, 1943-1972
(Edinburgh: Armorial, 1972), p. 85.]
When English archaeologist Howard Carter excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922, he
discovered in the Treasury a small wooden sarcophagus. Within it lay a memento of Tutankhamen's
beloved grandmother, Queen Tiye: "a curl of her auburn hair." [C. Desroches-Noblecourt,
Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1972), p. 65.] (See
Queen Tiye (18th Dynasty), was the daughter of Thuya, a Priestess of the God Amun. Thuya's
mummy, which was found in 1905, has long, red-blonde hair. Examinations of Tiye's mummy
proved that she bore a striking resemblance to her mother. [B. Adams, Egyptian Mummies
(Aylesbury: Shire Publications, 1988), p. 39.] (See mummy picture)
A painting of the mother of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (18th Dynasty), reveals that she had blonde
hair, blue eyes and a rosy complexion. [W. Sieglin, Die blonden Haare der indogermanischen
VÃ¶lker des Altertums (Munich: J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1935), p. 132.]
Princess Ranofri, a daughter of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III (18th Dynasty), is depicted as a blonde in a
wall painting that was recorded in the 19th century, by the Italian Egyptologist Ippolito Rosellini.
[Ibid., p. 132.]
In 1929 archaeologists discovered the mummy of fifty year-old Queen Meryet-Amun (another
daughter of Tuthmosis III); the mummy has wavy, light-brown hair. [R. B. Partridge, Faces of
Pharaohs (London: Rubicon Press, 1994), p. 91.]
American Egyptologist Donald P. Ryan excavated tomb KV 60, in the Valley of the Kings, during
the course of 1989. Inside, he found the mummy of a royal female, which he believes to be the
long-lost remains of the great Queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty). Ryan describes the mummy as
"The mummy was mostly unwrapped and on its back. Strands of reddish-blond hair lay on the
floor beneath the bald head." [Ibid., p. 87.]
Manetho, a Graeco-Egyptian priest who flourished in the 3rd century BC, wrote in his Egyptian
History, that the last ruler of the 6th Dynasty was a woman by the name of Queen Nitocris. He
has this to say about her:
"There was a queen Nitocris, braver than all the men of her time, the most beautiful of all the
women, blonde-haired with rosy cheeks. By her, it is said, the third pyramid was reared, with the
aspect of a mountain." [W. G. Waddell, Manetho (London: William Heinemann, 1980), p. 57.]
According to the Graeco-Roman authors Pliny the Elder, Strabo and Diodorus Siculus, the Third
Pyramid was built by a woman named Rhodopis. When translated from the original Greek, her
name means "rosy-cheeked". [G. A. Wainwright, The Sky-Religion in Egypt (Cambridge:
University Press, 1938), p. 42.]
We may also note that a tomb painting recorded by the German Egyptologist C. R. Lepsius in the
1840s, depicts a blonde woman by the name of Hetepheres (circa 5th Dynasty). The German
scholar Alexander Scharff, observed that she was described as being a Priestess of the Goddess
Neith, a deity who was sacred to the blond-haired Libyans of the Delta region. He goes on to state
that her name is precisely the same as that of Queen Hetepheres II, who is also shown as
fair-haired, in a painting on the wall of Queen Meresankh III's tomb. He deduced from all of this,
that the two women may well have been related, and he suggested that Egypt during the Age of the
Pyramids, was dominated by an elite of blonde women. [A. Scharff, "Ein Beitrag zur Chronologie
der 4. Ã¤gyptischen Dynastie." Orientalistische Literaturzeitung XXXI (1928) pp. 73-81.]
The twentieth prayer of the 141st chapter of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, is dedicated
"to the Goddess greatly beloved, with red hair." [E. A. W. Budge, The Book of the Dead (London:
Kegan Paul, Trench & TrÃ¼bner, 1901), p. 430.] In the tomb of Pharaoh Merenptah (19th
Dynasty), there are depictions of red-haired goddesses. [N. Reeves & R. H. Wilkinson, The
Complete Valley of the Kings (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997), p. 149.]
In the Book of the Dead, the eyes of the god Horus are described as "shining," or "brilliant," whilst
another passage refers more explicitly to "Horus of the blue eyes". [Budge, op. cit., pp. 421 &
602.] The rubric to the 140th chapter of said book, states that the amulet known as the "Eye of
Horus," (used to ward-off the "Evil Eye"), must always be made from lapis-lazuli, a mineral which
is blue in colour. [Ibid., p. 427.] It should be noted that the Goddess Wadjet, who symbolised the
Divine Eye of Horus, was represented by a snake (a hooded cobra to be precise), and her name,
when translated from the original Egyptian, means "blue-green". [A. F. Alford, The Phoenix
Solution (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1998), pp. 266-268.] Interestingly, the ancient
Scandanavians claimed that anyone who was blue-eyed (and therefore possessed the power of the
Evil Eye), had "a snake in the eye," and blue eyes were frequently compared to the eyes of a
serpent. [F. B. Gummere, Germanic Origins (London: David Nutt, 1892), pp. 58, 62.]
In the ancient Pyramid Texts, the Gods are said to have blue and green eyes. [Alford, op. cit., p.
232.] The Graeco-Roman author Diodorus Siculus (I, 12), says that the Egyptians thought the
goddess Neith had blue eyes. [C. H. Oldfather, Diodorus of Sicily (London: William Heinemann,
1968), p. 45.]
A text from the mammisi of Isis at Denderah, declares that the goddess was given birth to in the
form of a "ruddy woman". [J. G. Griffiths, De Iside et Osiride (Cardiff: University of Wales Press,
1970), p. 451.] Finally, the Greek author Plutarch, in the 22nd chapter of his De Iside et Osiride,
states that the Egyptians thought Horus to be fair-skinned, and the god Seth to be of a ruddy
complexion. [Ibid., p. 151.]
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|Syrian and Hittite Prisoners in the tomb, south wall of the second court, circa
1325 BC. The Egyptians took care to portray their enemies as accurately as
they could: On the left, a pair of Indo-European Hittites, and on the right,
Semitics from Syria.
|MOSES..SON OF QUEEN OF SHEBA AND SOLOMON?
Queen of Sheba/Hatshepsut
QUEEN OF SHEBA
In the time of King Solomon, however, another individual entered the
picture. She was The Queen of Sheba (which roughly translated means
â€œthe Queen of the Southâ€�). Egypt is south of Israel, and
according to the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky, the Queen of Sheba
was Queen Hatshepsut. Her temple at Luxor in fact describes her visit
to the â€œland of Puntâ€�, and all the things she brought back from
there. â€œPuntâ€� can be taken to mean, Israel --
After the death of Thutmose II in 948 BC Hatshepsut calls on
Solomon for help. This information we read on one of his statues, `I
was in this land under [her] command since the occurrence of the death
of [her] predecessor...'[P. Dorman, `The Monuments of Senenmut',
(Kegan, Paul, London, 1988)]
But the best thing Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt brought back was the â
€œseed of Solomon (Senenmut)â€�. When she returned to Egypt,
she gave birth to a child, whose name was Menelik.
The first year subsequent to the death of Thutmose II (948) would
also be the 1st year of Thutmose III while still a child and the
beginning of his co-reign with Hatshepsut. For the next 22 years, his
`years of silence', Hatshepsut with the strong support of her closest
courtiers, among them Senenmut/Solomon (Ir she-El Amon)/Jedidiah [2.
Samuel 12:25; ], rules over Egypt. Even when young Thutmose turned
16-18 years of age she did not relinquish the throne. It appears that
Thutmose realized that he would not have a chance to climb the throne
in his teens because of the influence of Senenmut in particular. And
this why today Egyptologists ask themselves the question, "How
could someone with the drive and military ambition of Thutmose III
stand by and allow Hatshepsut to retain the throne and virtually rule
the country from the time he was 16 until he reached 24, or, even less
likely, 35 years of age?" [KMT, Spring 2000, p. 53] His revenge was
that he sowed strife and discontent in the Egyptian educated servant of
Solomon, Jeroboam. We all know how successful that was.
In about 948 Hatshepsut is seated on the throne as pharaoh and she
begins the construction of her mortuary temple at Deir
el Bahari in her 7th year in 941 BC. At about this same time Senenmut
begins the construction of his mortuary temple connected to that of his
queen. The queens tomb (TT#353) however was found by Carter in
1903 and penetrates 243 m (800 feet) deep into the rocks, so deep that
air had to be pumped into it for the workmen to breath. Still another
passage leads even further into the rocks but has not been explored to
date. Inside were found her sarcophagus and that of Thutmose I, but
little else remained.
Two tombs prepared for Senenmut were found. Of these tomb 353
was never finished and sealed. The long, large tomb of Senmut (TT#71)
located on the north-east corner of the temple of Hatshepsut, was
found by Winlock in 1927. It was found that his portraits inside were
mutilated everywhere, though the name of Hatshepsut was left
untouched. His quartzite sarcophagus was smattered into small pieces
strewn all around over a large area.
We hear the last from Senmut in his 16th year which corresponds well
with the last 20 years of the reign of Solomon were the scriptures
remain silent about events as if he was not in Israel during that time.
We think that after having met many of the kings from `the ends of the
earth' Solomon indeed lived in peace during the 2nd half of his reign and
that this situation allowed him to become Senenmut at the court of his
royal friend Hatshepsut. Certainly we do not assume that he twittled
his thumbs in Jerusalem. That the Bible is silent about any events
relating to this time may be due to Jewish embarrassment that their
king had such ties with Egypt and therefore they obliterated any
memory of it in their writings.
Year 9 of Hatshepsut (-939) is the year when the Punt Expedition was
sent out. For the next 10 years Hatshepsut was engaged in carrying out
her many constructions. But in 930 BC Solomon/Senmut died followed
by the death of Hatshepsut in 926 BC.
The Queen was followed by Thutmose III who invaded Jerusalem in
-925, the 5th year of King Rehoboam of Judah. The reign of Thutmose
III lasted until about 899 BC.
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The mummy of Ramses III was so
unattractive that he became the model for
Boris Karloff's characterisation in the film
|The mummy of the red
haired Egyptian King,
Ramses II, is on public
display at the Egyptian
Forensics tests were done
on Ramses, proving that
his red hair was 'natural'.
Ref: Ramses the Great by
|THE RED HAIRED RAMSES II - LAST SIGNIFICANT WHITE PHARAOH
Egypt's last display of national vigor came with the red haired Pharaoh Ramses II
(1292 - 1225 BC). Ramses II managed to re-establish the already decaying
Egyptian Empire by recapturing much land in Nubia.
He also fought a series of battles against invading Indo-Europeans, the Hittites.
This was culminated with the battle of Kadesh in northern Syria. Ramses signed a
treaty with the Hittites in 1258 BC, which ended the war. In terms of the treaty,
Ramses took as his wife an Indo-European Hittite princess. His other
achievements included the building of the rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel, the
great hall in the Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mortuary temple at Thebes.
After this king, Egypt entered into a steady period of decay, caused directly by
the elimination of the original Egyptians, and their replacement with a mixed
population made up of Black, Semitic and the remnant White population. This
racially divergent nation was never again to reach the heights achieved by the First,
Second or the first part of the Third Kingdoms. In these later years there were
competing claimants to the pharaohs throne, many of whom, racially speaking,
bore no resemblance to the original pharaohs at all.
|The mummy of Pharaoh Seti I is the most lifelike of the great pharaohs
of Egypt, and a tribute to the embalmer's art. His caucasian features
remain crystal clear and because of the excellent preservation process,
Seti's mummy can easily be compared with a relief of his face made in
his lifetime at the Temple at Abydos. Seti was the son of the great
Ramses I, and became pharaoh in 1320 BC. He reoccupied lands in
Syria lost to earlier Syrian invasions, conquered Palestine and
conducted campaigns against the Semitic Libyans and the
|This is one of the finest statues of Thutmosis III, on the
picture. This statue of basalt is kept in the Egyptian
Museum, Cairo. Perhaps it has the actual size, it is about
five feet tall - corresponding the ancient Egyptian
average. It has nicely formed muscular structure,
counterpointed by a face which has a hint of discord. It
is not disturbing, but proves that the statue is strongly
idealized. His benevolent look and nice smile are
overruled by his strong nose, but his chin is definitely
small. Since the statue had to resemble, these characters
could not be changed.
After the death of Solomon, Sheba was assassinated and
evidence of her existence deliberated destroyed by
Thutmossis III. We are lucky to have any thing left of
this time in history.
|Portrait of Tuthmosis I from
his daughter's temple at Deir
The mummy of Tuthmosis II
was found at Deir el-Bahri in a
replacement coffin (the
original owner is unknown)
covered in the remains of his
Tuthmosis II was a frail,
individual,.X-rays have tended
confirm that Tuthmosis II died
when he was around 30.
Pharoah THUTMOSE III.. Egyptian ancient writings show: "One winter morning around the
year 1,482 B.C. Thutmose III first saw a 'UFO'.... Described as; " a CIRCLE of FIRE",
emitted no sound, it had no voice', according to inscriptions. After some days had passed,
these things became more numerous in the skies than ever. "Were extremely bright or
more...than the brightness of the sun, and were relatively small about 16' in diamater.
Thutmose III was taken aboard and flew up to the sky and learned the secrets of Heaven
then mean Son of
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN???
There were the blue-bloods of Ancient Times
which extended into European Times. . They
actually did have blue blood, and it was not
hemoglobin based but copper based. They
were semi-human. There are still to this day,
some animal species in South America that
have copper based blood systems. There was a
problem with hemophilia, and not because of
intermarrying. The problem was that they
started to marry outside of the copper based
blood system. Hemoglobin and copper
systems don't mix. That's where the laws
against marrying commoners originated.
Lobsters, octopuses, squids and horseshoe
crabs have copper based blue blood
From the Royal Tombs of UR. Giant gold headress
of Queen Puabi. This Gold headress is three times
the size of a 'normal' human head.
|Queen Tiy (Taia,Tyre)
Father was Yuya
Mother and wife of
Priestess of the God Amun
AmenhotepIII who was the
father of Aye whom replaced
Tutankhamun after his death)
The most brilliant and famous
of Egypt's queens in 18th
This statue was found in the
Temple of Hathor near the
Biblical Joseph Egyptian
Prime Minister during 1400
Father of Tiy. Yuya's blonde
hair and Caucasian facial
struture have been well
preserved by the embalming
|Thuya, Wife of Yuya.
Equally blonde and
caucasian. She was the
great grandmother of
Mother of Tiy