Monday, August 07, 2017

Canaanite Descendants - Should We Really Be Surprised?

The descendants of the biblical Canaanites are still living in Lebanon today, according to a new genetic study.
Scientists have extracted DNA from the remains of five people found in the former Canaanite city of
They compared this to 99 modern Lebanese people and found they had inherited around 90 per cent of their genetic makeup from their ancient forebears.
Sidon dating from around 3,700 years ago and sequenced their genome.