Skip to comments.King Tut and half of European men share DNA
Posted on 08/04/2011 7:57:05 AM PDT by Red Badger
According to a group of geneticists in Switzerland from iGENEA, the DNA genealogy center, as many as half of all European men and 70 percent of British men share the same DNA as the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, or King Tut.
For a film created for the Discovery Channel, scientists worked to reconstruct the DNA of the young male King, his father Akhenaten and his grandfather Amenhotep III. They discovered that King Tut had a DNA profile that belongs to a group called haplogroup R1b1a2. This group can be found in over 50 percent of European men and shows the researchers that there is a common ancestor.
This genetic profile group is also found in 70 percent of Spanish males and 60 percent of French males however, it is only present in less than one percent of men in modern-day Egyptian men.
The R1b1a2 DNA haplogroup is believed to have originated in the Black Sea region some 9500 years ago and spread to Europe with the spread of agriculture in 7000BC. Researchers are unsure as to how and when the group first came to Egypt. They believe the reasoning the R1b1a2 haplogroup is rarely found in modern-day Egypt is due partially to European immigration throughout the last 2000 years.
iGENEA plans to continue to search for more DNA lineage and are looking to discover King Tuts closest living relatives. They announced this week that they are selling a DNA service for between 139 and 399 euros and they will test the DNA of those people who are interested in seeing how related to King Tut they may be. This offer, according to Roman Scholz who is the director of iGENEA, has already gained a lot of interest.
Tuthankamen's famous burial mask, on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Source: wikipedia
Funny, he don't look French...............
Naw, naw, naw!
Everybody knows the ancient Egyptians were black, their kings especially.
Human population migrations are damn interesting. How did they Egyptians get to Europe? How did the present day Egyptians get to Egypt? How to account for the totality of the Egyptian haplotype replacement, genocide?
What *is* interesting is that this would presume a link between the western world and the Third Dynasty. Something which was presumed not to be the case.
Seems to be that one of his descendents were around during the time of Alexander, and connections between the Romans and the Egyptians.
“This genetic profile group is also found in 70 percent of Spanish males and 60 percent of French males however, it is only present in less than one percent of men in modern-day Egyptian men.”
Muslim Invasion of Egypt took care of that.
But any Egyptian men without the proper DNA link to King Tut need to go back to where they came from or pay a properly negotiated jizya to the rightful owners of the land.
“He’s my favorite Honky.”
Thought he was from Arizona?
The Arabs moved in and displaced the semi-indigenous population, who either fled or died at the hands of Islam..................
This will come as a surprise to Farrakahn..............
I always thought it fascinating that Ramses the Great had red wavy hair.
Like from ADAM! Romans 1:22
That’s what they are saying. The immigrants who have displaced the traditional europeans have the traits, silly!
His mother supposedly was one of his aunts. His father’s sister. Who really knows who the mother was. Maybe a slave procured from the shores of Europe gave birth to the King’s child and was pawned off as the king/queen brother/sister’s progeny.
Who were the “semi-indigenous populations” of Egypt? Just wondering.
The last rightful air to King Tut Tut’s throne lives in a Vega near a big pyramid shaped building in the Nevada dessert and plays a lot of faro.
Plus he’s really dark skinned and talks funny so I guess he should have his DNR checked, huh?