I don’t know if anyone has the definitive answer actually since it’s almost impossible to prove either way. If you look at Ancient Roman or any other ancient sculptures you’d notice that the nose, ears and other points that stick out are broken or chipped and that’s because they stick out and are more fragile. So I don’t think they have been deliberately broken. Here is a post on DNA testing done on mummies http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/racial-history-of-egypt/
Thanks for liking my blog! About your question obviously I’m not an expert but I think they were a very mixed race society. To me a lot of them do look to be most similar with Northern Africans, especially Ethiopian. There are a lot of cultural and ethnological similarities too. What do you think?