In Egyptian art, men tended to be shown with darker skin than women, who were given a more yellow tone. The skin of the gods was said to be of gold, so they were usually shown as yellow, or brown (the gender colour rules generally applied to them too) Some gods were on occasion shown with black skin, such as Osiris (though he could be green as well, because of the regeneration theme - black being the colour of the fertile mud from the Nile inundation). Look at actual tomb reliefs, etc - the gods are not shown as black. However, the 25th Dynasty kings, originating in Kush/Nubia (to the south) were much darker than their predecessors. (as the poster above says). Examination of Egyptian mummies has shown the people were light brown.
Had a pie in a roll many a time here in Ayrshire :)
Response to 30 Unexpected Things You Learn In Your Thirties:
I don’t buy alcohol so don’t get carded, but I am 38 and find it quite uncomfortable when I see people doing mental arithmetic when they find out I have a 16 year old son and coming to the wrong conclusion :/