How cats conquered the ancient world

BBC NewsThe domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice – in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World ..

Rare mummy DNA has revealed clues about the relatives of ancient Egyptians

Wired.co.ukEgypt’s location; its close links with Africa, Asia and Europe, its rich, documented history, and the preserved remains of its mummies make it the ideal testbed for the study of ancient populations. However, the accuracy of the DNA extracted from these …The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies ..

Egyptian Mummy DNA Study Suggests Close Ties With Middle East, Europe

NewsweekMany treasures have been found in the mummy-laden crypts of ancient Egyptians, such as items made of gold, silver and other precious metals. But the mummies themselves contain a very valuable material—DNA—holding important information about the …The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies ..

Mummy DNA shows that the ancients don’t have much in common with modern Egyptians

The VergeScientists have extracted and analyzed DNA from mummies that are thousands of years old, and they have found that the ancient Egyptians are actually more genetically similar to people living today in the Near East — countries like Israel, Lebanon, and …Egyptian mummy study suggests close ties to Near East ..

Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues

The VergeMummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret — some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians. Egypt key points. Key points. Genetic analysis done on 93 mummies …Egyptian mummy study suggests close ties to Near East ..

How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World

The AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of Ancient Egyptians may have given cats the personality to conquer the world ..

The First Genome Data from Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Laboratory EquipmentAn international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, successfully recovered and analyzed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from …Egyptian mummy study suggests close ties to Near East ..

DNA from ancient Egyptian mummies reveals their ancestry

Washington PostAncient Egyptians were an archaeologist’s dream. They left behind intricate coffins, massive pyramids and gorgeous hieroglyphs, the pictorial writing code cracked in 1799. Egyptians recorded tales of royalty and gods. They jotted down life’s Egyptian Mummy DNA Study Suggests Close Ties With Middle East, Europe ..

The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies is in

CBS NewsModern Egyptians have more DNA from sub-Saharan Africa than mummies entombed in their country, according to the first genome data on mummies. The findings are helping researchers gauge the impact of history on Egyptians’ genetics. The international …Egyptian Mummy DNA Study Suggests Close Ties With Middle East, Europe ..