In response to those who saw a rather “European-looking” Nefertiti bust, British Egyptologist Dylan Bickerstaffe avers, “I'm astonished to see people complaining that this likeness is too ‘white’. It’s a shade darker than the Berlin bust. True, Egypt is currently a mixed race - and colour shades of the present population vary enormously - but what evidence is there that Amenhotep III had any black ancestry? What evidence is there of foreign queens being the mothers of kings? A lot of people are so desperate to avoid upsetting the growing lobby of people who have decided that ‘the Egyptians were black’ (because the Egyptians were black!) that they pass over any evidence to the contrary in silence. It is not just the Nefertiti bust that shows pale skin, so does the tomb of Nefertari, and numerous depictions in New Kingdom tombs.