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The Minoans were Caucasian
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5-16-2013 | Damien Gayle

Posted on 07/12/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT by Renfield

DNA analysis has debunked the longstanding theory that the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established Europe's first advanced Bronze Age culture, were from Africa.

The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately the 27th century BC and flourished for 12 centuries until the 15th century BC.

But the culture was lost until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed its remains on Crete in 1900, where he found vestiges of a civilisation he believed was formed by refugees from northern Egypt.

Modern archaeologists have cast doubt on that version of events, and now DNA tests of Minoan remains suggests they were descended from ancient farmers who settled the islands thousands of years earlier.

These people, it is believed, are from the same stock that came from the East to populate the rest of Europe....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/12/2014 4:58:19 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 07/12/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

But...but....it can’t be...we’re all descended from apes and I’ve never see a white ape.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake_(gorilla)


4 posted on 07/12/2014 5:19:10 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Renfield

More than likely they were the same racial stock as the Achaean Greeks and the Hittites.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Renfield
Indeed, the Minoan shared the greatest percentage of their mitochondrial DNA variation with European populations, especially those in Northern and Western Europe.

When Atlantis sank we went north. ;)

6 posted on 07/12/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: Renfield

Then, the DNA is raciss!


7 posted on 07/12/2014 5:54:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Renfield

So all white people are cretans now. That explains everything.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: Renfield

I thought it was well established that Minoan script is a form of early Greek.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 5:56:45 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Renfield

This explains the lack of graffiti found in archaeological digs.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 6:29:40 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: relictele

And crushed skulls.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Renfield

I have never read or heard of them being anything but Caucasian.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 6:38:34 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Renfield
Just had to look at their frescoes
13 posted on 07/12/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sacajaweau

Try “Floquet de Neu”.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Mount Athos

I’ve always noticed how Minoan women wore short sleeve tops that bared their breasts.

That lovely distraction has proven fatal to many an ancient civilization.

;^)


15 posted on 07/12/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: sphinx

Not exactly.

The Minoans used two methods of writing, hieroglyphics (probably derived from but not the same as the Egyptian variety) and Linear A, a script but not an alphabet, which may have developed out of the hieroglyphs. Neither has been deciphered.

Linear A developed on the mainland among the barbaric Myceaneans into Linear B script, which has been deciphered and shown to be early Greek.

All attempts to similarly decipher Linear A have failed, which probably means the Minoans spoke a completely unrelated language.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 7:27:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sacajaweau; Truth29

17 posted on 07/12/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Mount Athos

Somebody “repaired” 2 or 3 of those. You kinda have to give allowance for the preservationist’s sense of aesthetics.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 7:35:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Renfield; Mount Athos
I bet $10 that the guys who owned one of these things -- -- would rub them with their thumbs for "good luck".
19 posted on 07/12/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bravo whiskey
See what Rev Manning has to say, you better never say it, but he lays it out, this man has more guts than one man could have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AspYhwB8THU

20 posted on 07/12/2014 7:47:00 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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