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Mummy DNA unravels ancient Egyptians’ ancestry
Genetic analysis reveals a close relationship with Middle Easterners, not central Africans.
The tombs of ancient Egypt have yielded golden collars and ivory bracelets, but another treasure — human DNA — has proved elusive.
Now, scientists have captured sweeping genomic information from Egyptian mummies.
It reveals that mummies were closely related to ancient Middle Easterners, hinting that northern Africans might have different genetic roots from people south of the Sahara desert.
The study, published on 30 May in Nature Communications1, includes data from 90 mummies buried between 1380 bc, during Egypt’s New Kingdom, and ad 425, in the Roman era.
The findings show that the mummies’ closest kin were ancient farmers from a region that includes present-day Israel and Jordan.
Modern Egyptians, by contrast, have inherited more of their DNA from central Africans. …
Both types of genomic material showed that ancient Egyptians shared little DNA with modern sub-Saharan Africans.
Instead, their closest relatives were people living during the Neolithic and Bronze ages in an area known as the Levant.
Strikingly, the mummies were more closely related to ancient Europeans and Anatolians than to modern Egyptians..."