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Half of European men share King Tut's DNA

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  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    http://uk.reuters.com/article/oukoe-uk-britain-tutankhamun-dna-idUKTRE7704OR20110801

    Half of European men share King Tut's DNA


    A worker arranges a replica of a sarcophage of Pharaoh Tutankhamun ahead of the opening of a major exhibition on the Ancient Egypt called 'Tutankhamun, his Tomb and his Treasures' in Brussels April 11, 2011.Yves Herman</p>
    LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

    "It was very interesting to discover that he belonged to a genetic group in Europe -- there were many possible groups in Egypt that the DNA could have belonged to," said Roman Scholz, director of the iGENEA Centre.

    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.

    "We think the common ancestor lived in the Caucasus about 9,500 years ago," Scholz told Reuters.

    It is estimated that the earliest migration of haplogroup R1b1a2 into Europe began with the spread of agriculture in 7,000 BC, according to iGENEA.

    However, the geneticists were not sure how Tutankhamun's paternal lineage came to Egypt from its region of origin.


    The centre is now using DNA testing to search for the closest living relatives of "King Tut."

    "The offer has only been publicised for three days but we have already seen a lot of interest," Scholz told Reuters.



    <p>A worker arranges a replica of a sarcophage of Pharaoh Tutankhamun ahead of the opening of a major exhibition on the Ancient Egypt called 'Tutankhamun, his Tomb and his Treasures' in Brussels April 11, 2011.Yves Herman</p>
    LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

    "It was very interesting to discover that he belonged to a genetic group in Europe -- there were many possible groups in Egypt that the DNA could have belonged to," said Roman Scholz, director of the iGENEA Centre.

    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.

    "We think the common ancestor lived in the Caucasus about 9,500 years ago," Scholz told Reuters.

    It is estimated that the earliest migration of haplogroup R1b1a2 into Europe began with the spread of agriculture in 7,000 BC, according to iGENEA.

    However, the geneticists were not sure how Tutankhamun's paternal lineage came to Egypt from its region of origin.


    The centre is now using DNA testing to search for the closest living relatives of "King Tut."

    "The offer has only been publicised for three days but we have already seen a lot of interest," Scholz told Reuters.
     
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  2. A_poster

    A_poster Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Of course,they were not built by current Egyptians: Arabs; but by ancient Egyptians.

    In Roman empire, and in Egyptian empire, there was a very sever population crisis due to increase in urbanization (where more mouth to feed become a burden) which led to lower fertility. A large scale population replacement happened ,both in Roman Empire and Egypt. In Roman empire, it was Germanics who flooded south;In Egypt,it was Arabs who flooded West.

    And this King Tut's DNA story is bullshit. He lived in very recent time 1332BCE,historically. And given the pattern and time period of migrations, 70% of Europeans could share his DNA only if alleles that are common to majority of humankind are counted. If you go strictly by how races are perceived today ,not the three way classification, this study has same value as Humans sharing 99% of genes with rats.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Now Europeans are trying to re-establish themselves as the master race are they??

    99.9% genes are common to human race :D

    The way things are going, shortly you will have Europe sharing Osama bin Laden's genes too ... just observing
     
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    Another case of Europeans appropriating Another Civilization and claiming it as their own,when they have no Civilization. Was not King Tut a Camel jockey or Sand Nigger according to you before?
     
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    The cat is out of the bag:devilwork:
     
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    100% Europeans share Hitler's DNA
     
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    More like Egyptians saying Tut was pretty busy the few naughty years he was alive.:achmed:
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    There are Pyramids in central Europe in erstwhile Warsaw pact countries which predate Egyptian Pyramids. This shows that the art of making Pyramids travelled from Europe to Egypt.
     
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    The European Albino races can only be compared with the African negros. They didn't even know how to count untill recently (some 1000 years ago). European intellectual who founded their institutions post 1800s after coming to Bharat had insecurity of the highest order (Aryan Invasion Theory), and they're still ruled by this want of some dignified heritage or identity. This new find is an overshot of that. You can also see that they're also engaged in destroying achievements of civilizations that has no commanility with them. Destruction of Palymara, Babolonian architectures during Iraq invasion, etc. Destroying these monuments had nothing with winning the war. All that have to show is a stonehenge, and that to put there by the immigrant Druids and not by themselves.
     
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    Pyramids are simplest structure to be made by humans. They could be constructed even without any diffusion of ideas.
     
  11. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I bet they don't. Have you been to London or Paris recently?
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The story is about the DNA specific to origin, not the parts responsible for making someone a homo sapien. Look at it more like the DNA test they do to find criminals.

    http://www.eutimes.net/2010/06/king-tuts-dna-is-western-european/

    Despite the refusal of the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, to release any DNA results which might indicate the racial ancestry of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, the leaked results reveal that King Tut’s DNA is a 99.6 percent match with Western European Y chromosomes.

    The DNA test results were inadvertently revealed on a Discovery Channel TV documentary filmed with Hawass’s permission — but it seems as if the Egyptian failed to spot the giveaway part of the documentary which revealed the test results.
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I think you'll find it wasn't Europeans who destroyed Palmyra.

    And you consider 'recently' 2,700 years ago.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_mathematics

    As regards Africans, there's at least one in Dominos who still can't count.
     
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