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Half of European men share King Tut's DNA
Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 1, 2011 | Alice Baghdjian

Posted on 08/01/2011 10:50:56 PM PDT by annie laurie

Up to 70 percent of British men and half of all Western European men are related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, geneticists in Switzerland said.

Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of nine, his father Akhenaten and grandfather Amenhotep III, based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel.

The results showed that King Tut belonged to a genetic profile group, known as haplogroup R1b1a2, to which more than 50 percent of all men in Western Europe belong, indicating that they share a common ancestor.

Among modern-day Egyptians this haplogroup contingent is below 1 percent, according to iGENEA.

Around 70 percent of Spanish and 60 percent of French men also belong to the genetic group of the Pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at af.reuters.com ...


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Sorry for excerpting, but although Reuters isn't on the excerpt-only list, I seem to remember some brouhaha involving them (re: copyright issues), so I decided better safe than sorry.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 10:51:03 PM PDT by annie laurie
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 10:51:43 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: annie laurie

That 9 year old child has been bizzzyyyy.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 10:58:19 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30
That 9 year old child has been bizzzyyyy.

He was 18 when he died.

4 posted on 08/01/2011 11:35:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: annie laurie

So much for being born in Arizona!


5 posted on 08/01/2011 11:36:43 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: getarope

He’s my favorite honky.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 11:37:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Salamander

Pssssst!

Kinda shoots that “Negro-centric-Egyptian” theory all to hell in a handbasket, eh?

(Still waiting for those jet planes buried under the sand.....)


7 posted on 08/01/2011 11:38:47 PM PDT by shibumi (The ragged they come and The ragged they kill! Down in the cool air I can see.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He would still have to be bizzy at 9 to impregnate enough womman so half of Europe are descended from him.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 11:39:05 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: getarope

But he moved to Babylonia!


9 posted on 08/01/2011 11:40:24 PM PDT by shibumi (The ragged they come and The ragged they kill! Down in the cool air I can see.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He gave his life for tourism.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 11:41:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jonty30

The article didn’t say that 50 per cent of European men were descended from King Tut. It said that they share a common ancestor with King Tut.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 11:44:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: dfwgator

Burried in his Jammies.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 11:46:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: annie laurie

It looks like his relatives headed for greener pastures. I wonder if the wild animals that live there now came from somewhere else.


13 posted on 08/01/2011 11:48:31 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: annie laurie

Amazingly enough about 70% of the time you can tell a person is British just by seeing their teeth.

Coincidence?


14 posted on 08/01/2011 11:48:50 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sigh...


15 posted on 08/02/2011 12:06:15 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: annie laurie
Found this short page on a quick search. He basically asks the same question I pondered about.

King Tut got around or proof of the Scota myth?

16 posted on 08/02/2011 12:08:49 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: annie laurie

Doo Yoo meen that therz a 50-50 chans that I’m deesendid from sumwun Hoo marreed his own sister?


18 posted on 08/02/2011 12:34:28 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: annie laurie

The other half are related to Bill Clinton.


19 posted on 08/02/2011 12:52:12 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: shibumi
But he moved to Babylonia!

That's cause he was a Jerk.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 1:38:53 AM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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