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Ancient Greek migrants built the famous Stonehenge, DNA reveals

Britons who built the famous Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, that is of Greeks from Asia Minor, DNA tests have revealed. Ancient skeletons have revealed that the arrival of population from the eastern Mediterranean Sea replaced the local hunter-gatherer population of British Isles. The ancestors of …

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Forensics mystery: Zak Kostopoulos DNA found on “his” knife but no fingerprints

Forensic examination has reportedly found traces of DNA of Zak Kostopoulos on “his” knife but not his fingerprints. “The fingerprints are insufficient and not identifiable,” media report on Tuesday citing police sources. “The knife’s size was too small,” media write citing police lab technicians. Therefore the identification of the partial …

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Californian woman unites with Greek relatives she didn’t know she had

Growing up in a predominantly Greek family, Carol Pappapetru-Hallas, from California, assumed she knew all there was to know about her family’s heritage. Her mother was of English, Irish and Scottish decent, while her father, Nick Pappapetru, was a second generation Greek American. However, after taking the AncestryDNA test, she …

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DNA analysis sheds light on origins of Minoans and Mycenaeans

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the earliest of the so-called “high cultures” of Europe: they communicated with sophisticated writing systems, painted elaborate frescoes, and—in the case of the Mycenaeans—built fortifications so large that later …

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DNA of Paris Attacks “mastermind” found in 2 Athens apartments

The mastermind of Paris Attacks, the meanwhile dead terrorist, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is confirmed to have stayed in Athens last winter. Based on cooperation between Greek and French police authorities, DNA samples found in two Athens apartments confirm that Abaaoud was in Athens in last January. According to Greek media, the …

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Horse DNA found in Greek “farmhouse” sausages

Greek Food Control Authority (EFET) found horse DNA in sausages. The specific product with the name “farmhouse sausage” had the commercial name “Nostima” (delicious). The sausages have been produced-packed by a company in Northeastern Greece. near Alexandroupolis. The sausages were bearing production date 23. Feb 2013 and expire date 25. Mar …

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Greece finds horse DNA in frozen meat imports from Romania

Greek Food Control authority (EFET) found horse DNA in two meat samples of frozen meat imported from Romania. According to official statement issued by EFET,  the two samples were found in meat that was imported from Romania with the declaration “Frozen Beef Meat Neck” and “Frozen Beef Meat Topside”. the samples …

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