Half of European men share King Tut's...

Half of European men share King Tut's DNA

There are 7 comments on the af.reuters.com story from Aug 2, 2011, titled Half of European men share King Tut's DNA. In it, af.reuters.com reports that:

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.

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“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#1 Aug 2, 2011
Interesting research...

“UG X”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Aug 2, 2011
coolncrazy wrote:
Interesting research...
"After the Mongol invasion of Russia, the Rurikid rulers of Russian principalities were eager to obtain political advantages for themselves and their countries by marrying into the House of Genghis. Alexander Nevsky was adopted by Batu Khan as his son. Alexander's grandson Yury of Moscow married a sister of Uzbeg Khan. However, they had no progeny. On the other hand, petty Mongol princelings of Genghisid stock sometimes settled in Russia. For instance, Berke's nephew adopted the Christian name Peter and founded St. Peter's Monastery in Rostov, where his descendants were long prominent as boyars.

St. Theodore Stratelates, the patron saint of Fyodor the Black, as illustrated in his personal Gospel Book.
The issue of three Russian-Mongol marriages may be traced down to the present. The most famous was the marriage of St. Fyodor the Black, later proclaimed a patron saint of Yaroslavl, to a daughter of the Mongol khan Mengu-Timur. Fyodor's relations with the khan were idyllic: he spent more time in the Horde (where he was given extensive possessions) than in his capital. Male-line descendants of Fyodor's marriage to the Tatar princess include all the later rulers of Yaroslavl and two dozens princely families (such as the Shakhovskoy, Lvov, or Prozorovsky, among others), which passed Genghis genes to other aristocratic families of Russia."


Also interesting research and related to russian forum
Won Hung Lo


#3 Aug 2, 2011
It seems to me that this ana missy is suggesting that having oriental genes in the mix is somehow detrimental to intelligence.

Vely vely funny lady, Vely stupid but vely funny too.
Won Hung Lo


#4 Aug 2, 2011
She also vely hard to understand. She no likey big nose jewish people but in Orient no big noses but she still no likey. She only likey fat killer norwegian funny peoples? She vely stlange lady. She escape from some clazy place?

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Aug 2, 2011
Hung low,
do not mind all what´s written by her.
She loves anyone with Russian accent.

Since: May 12

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#7 Jun 10, 2012
That's very interesting.

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jun 10, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
Interesting research...
You don't need genetic research to know something like this. What we think of as Europeans, are actually Asians from Northern India, Eastern Iran and Central Asia - people who would actually be called "Black" today in countries like Russia. When Europeans were still Asians, something like 4000 years ago, the southern part of Europe was populated by North Africans and other Africans. So the widespread African genes in Europe is not a surprise. They were earlier occupants of Europe.

There are many European words of African origin. For example, the words "the'(English) le (French" der (German) are of African origin and comer from the word "lo". In Indo-European languages there are no original words for "the". Similarly, "water" "wife" and "man" are also of African origin.

I would be interested in other commonly used European words not of Indo-European origin.

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