I have seen depictions of Jesus classified under "early Christian art" and in the earliest depictions of Jesus he was of a much darker skin tone and I also seen the early "black madonnas" (the dark skin virgin mary and baby jesus) and these are dated back to early Christianity in european dominant lands. It was also said that the depiction of Jesus that we have today is actually based off of a portrait of cesare borgia.
Is there any historical value to these statements in question?
here are a few links
Please view these above links sincerely with a non-bias perspective and tell me if this holds any weight at all historically.