Skip to comments.Half of European men share King Tut's DNA
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.
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That 9 year old child has been bizzzyyyy.
He was 18 when he died.
So much for being born in Arizona!
He’s my favorite honky.
Kinda shoots that “Negro-centric-Egyptian” theory all to hell in a handbasket, eh?
(Still waiting for those jet planes buried under the sand.....)
He would still have to be bizzy at 9 to impregnate enough womman so half of Europe are descended from him.
But he moved to Babylonia!
He gave his life for tourism.
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.
Burried in his Jammies.
It looks like his relatives headed for greener pastures. I wonder if the wild animals that live there now came from somewhere else.
Amazingly enough about 70% of the time you can tell a person is British just by seeing their teeth.
“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.”
You can get DNA from a PICTURE?
Doo Yoo meen that therz a 50-50 chans that I’m deesendid from sumwun Hoo marreed his own sister?
The other half are related to Bill Clinton.
That's cause he was a Jerk.
So, the Queen of England is black?!
Wonder how the folks at Windsor Castle are handling this news.
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Thanks annie laurie.
Steve Martin on SNL:
“”King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he’d see
People stand in line to see the boy king.
(King Tut) How’d you get so funky?
(funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut).
(king Tut) Now, if I’d known
they’d line up just to see him,
I’d trade in all my money
And bought me a museum. (king Tut)
Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He’s my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut)
Dancin’ by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut)
Rockin’ for a mile (rockin’ Tut)
He ate a crocodile.
He gave his life for tourism.
He’s an Egyptian
They’re sellin’ you.
Now, when I die,
now don’t think I’m a nut,
don’t want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (king Tut)
He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
Blind people don't seem to have a problem making that identification either.
Does this mean we can expect the UN Commission for Antiquities to assert that Egypt should return all those treasures to Europeans - as they had (apparently) mistakenly asserted that Europe and America should return them to "Egyptians?"
I also understand that this haplogroup is rare in Egypt, which kind of tells me that the Pharoahs didn't generally genetically mingle with the commoners, and secondly they may have been outsiders when the ascended to power.
DING, DING! - we have a winner - the 1st Steve Martin reference appeared in post No. 5 by getarope.......
Carol, show our contestant what they've won.........
"Share DNA" does not equal "prodigy of". In any event, he could have had one child and that line could have then been prolific.
Mathmatically, genetic mixing occurs faster and more broadly that you might imagine possible.
Adding to the confusion is the assumption that the modern peoples of a region are predominantly the descendants of the ancient peoples of the area. This is quite often completely wrong, such is the case in Greece and North Africa.
Wrong assumption. Modern Egyptians are immigrants to the region, who displaced and/or outnumbered the ancient Egyptians. The same thing is the case in Greece - and for the matter the United States.
Do you mean “progeny” of?
You go, Tut!
No, his father, grandfather and great grandfather must have been awesome warriors. King Tut, just happens to be the famous son...
Rape, pillage and plunder was the order of the day.
Isn’t there some biblical verse, or tradition about Egypt never being ruled by an Egyptian following the Exodus?
Oh I’m sure a little Tut got a little action.
I know about the spread of DNA. Something like 10 percent of all Irish men are direct descendents of Naills.
And a high percentage of Ukranians have DNA from Attila the Hun.
History (including science, theology, sociology, medicine, archeology, etc.) is written by the winners.
The liberals, socialists, marxists, fascists, communists, and ethno-centrics are winning the war at present, and continually rewrite history to conform with their opinions, wants, desires, and world view rather than scientific fact.
Regarding your comment, I agree with you. My work has taken me to the Northern African nations of Libya, Algeria and Egypt. From what I have observed Northern Africa is not homogenous with respect to it being “Black”.
To elaborate on the math (which I'm sure you know but weren't pedantic enough to post), in the 3340 years since Tut got wrapped up for his museum career, with one generation per 20 years, you would expect 167 generations. Assuming two survivors from each generation, and no intermarriage, that gives 2^167 offspring or far more than the 2^33 people in the world. Intermarriage of descendents cuts that number, obviously, but it's no surprise that someone who lived so long ago would have either a huge number of relatives today or none at all. I'd guess even Steve Martin is on the list.
It's not inevitable, yet, but the same thing could happen in Europe and perhaps North America again within the next five generations.
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Wow...I now know that I’m related to Niall of the Nine Hostages as well as King Tut. I’ll sleep well tonight...
You could inherit the DNA from any of the carriers who were alive at that time not just King Tut. The reason King Tut is highlighted is that most of the mummies from the Egyptian royal families got destroyed over the years due to looting of their graves, so their DNA isn't available to test. The gene in question are located on the Y-chromosome, so the other males in the royal family shared it too.
This is analogous to the testing on the male descendants of Sally Hemmings. The hype was that it proved that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemmings. All that was proved was that any one of several male relatives of Thomas Jefferson could also have fathered those children.
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He pulls it out and examines it again.
LISTER: I'm not the groom. (pointing to another figure in the picture) He is the groom!
CAT: Hey -- she's not as stupid as we thought!
LISTER: Why do women always leave me for total smegheads? Why do they dump me for men who wear turtleneck sweaters and smoke a pipe? I mean, natural yoghurt eaters! Reliable, sensible, dependable, and lots of other words that end in "-ible." He's obsessed with house-prices, and spends half his life in antique fairs looking for bargains and drinking wine. It's never beer, is it, it's always wine! "What do you want on your cornflakes, darling?" "Oh, I'll have some wine, please!" Smeg!
He leans against a wall, bitter and angry. CAT taps him on one shoulder.
CAT: You can tell all that, just from a photograph?
Egyptians with ability and intelligence living under the Pharaohs would have had a strong incentive to emigrate. Many did, to Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean region, taking Egyptian civilization and technology with them.
Egyptians settled in Greece. Later on Greeks established colonies in Italy and probably helped with the rise of Roman civilization.
LOL~! I just saw that eposide yesterday on netflix!
Also, relatives of Tut from the Egyptian royal class would have fathered more than their share of kids from all the concubines and such.
Rule 34: If it exists there is a Red Dwarf of it.
“The gene in question are located on the Y-chromosome, so the other males in the royal family shared it too.”
run by a Queeg 5000?