After Mapping Ancient Egyptian Kings Genome Scientists Find They Weren’t From Africa

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According to a very recent scientific study performed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute, the ancient Egyptian pharaohs (kings) were not related to Africans, as it was commonly believed, but to West Asians. The research suggests that the increase in Sub Saharan African gene flow into ancient Egypt happened only in the last 1500 years, according to Wolfgang Haak’s statement, the guy in charge of the research team.

Wolfgang Haak described in a statement how ancient Egyptians were closely related to European, Anatolian (modern Turkey) and Levantine (modern Bulgaria/Greece) populations. The pharaos’ mummies DNA was tested and the results failed to reveal any kind of strong genetic link to African populations, which is apparent in modern Egyptians. Haack also said:

“The genetics of the Abusir el-Meleq community did not undergo any major shifts during the 1,300 year timespan we studied, suggesting that the population remained genetically relatively unaffected by foreign conquest and rule,”

This makes for conclusive evidence that ancient Egyptian kings (and possibly regular folk) were genetically very different compared to the country’s modern day residents, as opposed to the Afrocentric scholars opinion which claims that ancient Egyptians were entirely African in origin. Over 151 individual mummies were genetically tested during the research.

In truth, this was well known years ago.

After burials of the pyramid builders were found– the stonemasons and engineers and other low-level workers– scientists did genetic studies on them. They were not black Africans either.

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