Ancient Egyptians were more European than African

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ancient-egyptians-were-more-european-10530527

A new DNA analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African.

The team of scientists has recovered and analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BC to 400 AD – and they discovered they were genetically similar to people from the Mediterranean.

Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, conducted the first study to establish a proper genetic database to study the ancient past.

The study, published in Nature Communications, found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did.

They also discovered ancient Egyptians were found to be most closely related to ancient people from the Near East.

Egypt is a promising location for the study of ancient populations, because it was a world-wide trading hub.

Recent advances in the study of ancient DNA…

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