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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Greeks descend from Homer’s heroes

From Nature - Genetic origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans

"Modern Greeks resemble the Mycenaeans, but with some additional dilution of the Early Neolithic ancestry. Our results support the idea of continuity but not isolation in the history of populations of the Aegean, before and after the time of its earliest civilizations".

From The Times - A genetic discovery links modern Greeks to the Mycenaeans described in the Iliad

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