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DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician
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Posted on 05/28/2016 10:34:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin

This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains.

Known as “Ariche,” the young man came from Byrsa, a walled citadel above the harbor of ancient Carthage. Byrsa was attacked by the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus “Africanus” in the Third Punic War. It was destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C.

Analysis of the skeleton revealed the man died between the age of 19 and 24, had a rather robust physique and was 1.7 meters (5’6″) tall. He may have belonged to the Carthaginian elite, as he was buried with gems, scarabs, amulets and other artifacts.

Now genetic research carried out by a team co-led by Lisa Matisoo-Smith at New Zealand’s University of Otago has shown the man belonged to a rare European haplogroup — known as U5b2cl — that likely links his maternal ancestry to the North Mediterranean coast, probably on the Iberian Peninsula.

Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the findings provide the earliest evidence of the European mitochondrial haplogroup U5b2cl in North Africa, dating its arrival to at least the late sixth century BC.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: ancientnavigation; ancientrome; ariche; balladofjohnandyoko; byrsa; carthage; carthaginians; circumnavigation; dna; eziongeber; genetics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; navigation; phoenicia; phoenician; phoenicians; punt; romanempire; scipioafricanus; thirdpunicwar; u5b2cl
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1 posted on 05/28/2016 10:34:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 05/28/2016 10:34:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Carthage started out as a Phoenician colony, with the Phoenicians being from what is now Lebanon.
3 posted on 05/28/2016 10:38:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: BenLurkin
“Ariche,”


4 posted on 05/28/2016 10:40:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting. The Phoenicians had extensive interests in what is Modern Spain.


5 posted on 05/28/2016 10:41:00 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS
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6 posted on 05/28/2016 10:43:16 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like Johnny Manziel with a curly wig. His bros probably offed him for being a jerk.


7 posted on 05/28/2016 10:44:15 AM PDT by Pelham (Barack Obama. When being bad is not enough and only evil will do)
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To: BenLurkin

Captured? Like it was fighting to keep it? ..... :)


8 posted on 05/28/2016 10:44:58 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("They Say That Nobody's Perfect But Yet Here I Am")
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To: BenLurkin

Looks a little like Carlos Danger to me.


9 posted on 05/28/2016 10:49:44 AM PDT by sevlex
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To: BenLurkin

For shame! How dare you label the remains a “man”! The remains could very well have self identified as a she or a penguin or a lotus blossom.


10 posted on 05/28/2016 10:58:30 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: BenLurkin

Lead singer in Jefferson Bireme.


11 posted on 05/28/2016 11:00:20 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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Excellent


12 posted on 05/28/2016 11:01:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains.

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Will there be a Phoenician Park?


13 posted on 05/28/2016 11:02:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Th dMake America Great Again!)
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To: Moonman62

Kids under the age of two get free rides on Moloch, the world’s hottest new theme park ride.


14 posted on 05/28/2016 11:21:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Doogle

You bastard!


15 posted on 05/28/2016 11:36:06 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Yes, it’s an anagram of “Archie”, or vice-versa. But I thought of this one.


16 posted on 05/28/2016 11:41:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: DCBryan1

*grins*


17 posted on 05/28/2016 11:48:20 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

What

He wasn’t Neanderthal?


18 posted on 05/28/2016 11:56:44 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL! more like “Eric” I would think..


19 posted on 05/28/2016 12:00:01 PM PDT by georgiegirl
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To: SkyDancer

I was thinking along the same lines. What, they had to trap him after a long chase?


20 posted on 05/28/2016 12:04:41 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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