Well, this will go over well in some quarters…
Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods
DNA was sequenced from a number of Egyptian mummies dating from 1388 BCE to 426 CE. And what was found was that while there was genetic continuity, there was remarkably little sub-Saharan African ancestry in the mix until after the Roman period. Ancient Egyptians were more closely related to Near Easterners (i.e. Turkey, Israel, Syria, etc.) and Europe than they were to modern Egyptians, who have picked up sub-Saharan African traits since Roman times, likely due to Islamic conquests and the resulting slave trade.
In other words: go ahead and cast Whitey McWhiteperson to play the Pharoah in your next movie. Though Turk MacTurkishfella might be just as good.
Other genetic finds:
This individual had a derived allele at the SLC24A5 locus, which contributes to lighter skin pigmentation and was shown to be at high frequency in Neolithic Anatolia41, consistent with the ancestral affinity shown above. Other relevant SNPs carry the ancestral allele, including HERC2 and LCT, which suggest dark-coloured eyes and lactose intolerance
So, light skinned, dark-eyed, not a fan of ice cream.