Photo: Phoenician Blood Endures 3,000 Years, DNA Study Shows



Ancient maritime traders (shown above in an illustration) may have left behind a large genetic footprint around the Mediterranean, with 1 in 17 men in the region still harboring Phoenician DNA, according to a new study.


The findings could fill a missing gap in the history of the Phoenician civilization, and help geneticists understand the genetic impact of other human migrations, experts said in October 2008.


Illustration by Robert Clifford Magis


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