Great look at Tiye and Kiya mummies.

Unfortunately no sound, but you get a good look at Tiye in particular. I never realised her hair was auburn.

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8 responses to “Great look at Tiye and Kiya mummies.

  1. Unfortunately no sound, but you get a good look at Tiye in particular. I never realised her hair was auburn.

    I am very confused by the video….the first scene…Queen Tiye has long flowing hair…the next serval scenes the hair is gone. What happened?

    Lots of Africans have auburn, light brown and hair that is very wavy. so, I am not sure why people get excited when they see a person of African descent who doesn’t have dark brown hair that is not tightly curled.

    Concerning the DNA:

    The Nile Valley people are apart of the human species. If so, then Nile Valley people have a begining – they descend from some group of people(s)…So, whom do they descend from?

    I am very interested…can you please forward me whatever infomration you have on this topic: ahad2khan@yahoo.com

  2. I tend to agree with ahad on this. Why do people freak out when the steotypical traits of people aren’t exact in the mummified remains of Egyptians. They were a “gumbo soup” of races. Anyway, the mummy shown in the video may very well be Tiye AND Kiya. Sculptures of both ladies look similar to the mummies’ profiles (really), where Kiya shows more traditional Middle Eastern features. In the case of Tiye, I have managed to snapshot several key images from the video above to make one photo. Study the jaw line and general skull as compared to the plastered bust of her below it. THE LINES DO MATCH STRIKINGLY from the temple area, cheek bones, down to her chin! Hey, judging from this bust and the mummy find, TIYE WAS NO HOTTENTOT OR BANTU BUT, SHE DEFINITELY WASN’T A RACHEL WHELCH EITHER (even if her hair was naturally auburn in life.

  3. I tend to agree with ahad on this. Why do people freak out when the stereotypical traits of people aren’t exact in the mummified remains of Egyptians. They were a “gumbo soup” of races. Anyway, the mummy shown in the video may very well be Tiye AND Kiya. Sculptures of both ladies look similar to the mummies’ profiles (really), where Kiya shows more traditional Middle Eastern features. In the case of Tiye, I have managed to snapshot several key images from the video above to make one photo. Study the jaw line and general skull as compared to the plastered bust of her below it. THE LINES DO MATCH STRIKINGLY from the temple area, cheek bones, down to her chin! Hey, judging from this bust and the mummy find, TIYE WAS NO HOTTENTOT OR BANTU BUT, SHE DEFINITELY WASN’T A RACHEL WHELCH EITHER (even if her hair was naturally auburn in life).

  4. Hey, re: the hair-henna. Very popular in Egypt (and else where, still is). Also when all hair dries it gets lighter-which could also be part of the red color. Regards, Andrea

    • I used to use henna too – popular everywhere.

      I think Tiye is thought to be half Asiatic, which is why she’s so pale and lighter haired. You get the odd naturally blond and auburn native Egytpian too sometimes.

  5. Even as a mummy Tiye was strikingly beautiful. That bust of her just before the end of the video is the one I said elsewhere makes her look black. If the other picture is Kiya, then it may well be that Kiya and Nefertiti were closely related, possibly even sisters, because Kiya has that very long neck that Nefertiti was so famous for. That mummy some archaeologist–female but I forget her name–insists is Nefertiti definitely is not. I’m a trained identification technician and I know what to look for. Someone can be a good physical anthropologist and still not know what a trained identification technician knows.

  6. Yes, Tiye was lighter haired. Don´t you people have some link of this queen? I like her.

  7. escapefromobamastan

    I like to look at Brunton’s portraits of the Egyptian rulers. Tiye is beautiful.

    http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gavin.egypt/bruntports.htm

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