Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows that they were more Turkish and European than African

Scientists analyzed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered that they shared genes with people from the Mediterranean. They found that ancient Egyptians were closely related to ancient populations in the Levant - now modern day Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon. They were also genetically similar to Neolithic populations from the Anatolian Peninsula and Europe. The study found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did. The data shows that modern Egyptians share approximately 8% more ancestry on the nuclear level with Sub-Saharan African populations than with ancient Egyptians. In the last 1,500 years, Egypt became more genetically African, whereas the ancient Egyptians showed almost no sub-Saharan African ancestry and had a high affinity to ancient Near Eastern and European populations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please amed the tile to “More Anatolian” rather than Turkish. The Egyptian were never Turkic. Turkey today was once Anatolian in ancient times before it was over-run by Turkic raiders from the regions east of Anatolia. Anatolia were men of Troy, Greeks and Hittites, known Indo-European speakers, etc. Anatolia was the homeland of Indo-European speakers that branched out into Greek, Latin, Gaelic languages, Germanic languages, Romance languages such as French, Scandinavian and Baltic languages, Aryan-Persian and the Brahmin language of upper-class India. Anatolia only became called Turkey after the end of Turkic rule under the brutal Ottoman (Turkic) empire which devastated Anatolia and Greece with slavery and rape. The study indicated that the ancient Egyptian hadmore in common with the people of ancient Anatolia not modern Turks or Turkey. The Turks in ancient times were in places like Turkmenistan and Khazaria. Please amend!