Genes link ancient Phoenicians to lost European ancestors: New Zealand research
May27

Genes link ancient Phoenicians to lost European ancestors: New Zealand research

Pioneering genetic sequencing has thrown new light on the European roots of the people of the ancient Phoenician civilization, a New Zealand co-leader of the study said Thursday. The research team has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the “Young Man of Byrsa” or “Ariche,” whose tomb was discovered within a hill in Carthage, Tunisia, in 1994. It was the first...

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