European population in Egypt

Gustav S|derlind (
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 12:54:18 +0100

I saw an archeological program on TV a few days ago.
It was about group of scientists who were researching the genetic
reationships between the ruling elite and the workers.
For instance trying to determine wether the faraos really married their
They sought for the DNA of the mummies of the average population in a
oasis deep in the Egyptian desert, where they estimated that over a
million bodies must lie burried.
What astounded me to hear was that over 85% of the mummies in the upper
layers had fair hair.
The archeologists speculated that they had immigrated from the northern
mediteranean area.
Where did they originate?

Gustav soderlind

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