King Tut's DNA shows that the Pharaoh belonged to haplogroup R1b1a2, to which 70% of all Western European men belong, indicating that they share a common ancestor. Among modern-day Egyptians this haplogroup contingent is below 1%
Egypts Pharaohs were WHITE (DNA shocker) : Ancient Mysteries
|Reconstruction of Tutankamen|
While contemplating Facebook banners on the blue-eyed pharaohs of Egypt and then this matter came up, I made a rather startling discovery,articulated at the end of this blog posting.
There are two kinds of blonde people in Europe: the Western European reddish or golden blondes and the eastern European (Baltic Sea focus) pale-blondes or yellow-blondes. The paler ones are more recent and probably postglacial spreading out from the Black Sea area following 5500 BC and the Black Sea flood (Part of Global Superflood number 3) The Golden blonds are older and now more widespread. The origin of all truly blue-eyed people is more definite...
All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black SeaBy MICHAEL HANLON
Last updated at 08:55 01 February 2008
Frank Sinatra's were legendary, Paul Newman's melted a million hearts while Cameron Diaz's dazzle in modern Hollywood.
But how - and why - blue eyes arose has always been something of a genetic mystery. Until now.
According to a team of researchers from Copenhagen University, a single mutation which arose as recently as 6-10,000 years ago was responsible for all the blue-eyed people alive on Earth today.
The team, whose research is published in the journal Human Genetics, identified a single mutation in a gene called OCA2, which arose by chance somewhere around the northwest coasts of the Black Sea in one single individual, about 8,000 years ago.
The gene does not "make" blue in the iris; rather, it turns off the mechanism which produces brown melanin pigment. "Originally, we all had brown eyes," says Dr Hans Eiberg, who led the team.
And most people still do. The finding that a rare mutation, probably dispersed in the rapid wave of colonisation that followed the end of the last ice age, highlights one of the great mysteries of human evolution: the oddness of Europeans.
Those from Europe and the Near-East have many characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the human race.
Not only are Europeans far more likely to have blue eyes (95 per cent in some Scandinavian countries), they also have a far greater range of skin tones and hair colour than any other ethnic grouping.
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Why this should be remains unknown, and in particular how such mutations can have arisen so quickly since Europe was colonised by Africans just a few tens of thousands of years ago.
One theory is that Europe's cold weather and dark skies played a part. Fair skin is better at making Vitamin D from the 8 per cent of the world's population have blue eyes weak sunlight found in northern latitudes.
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Maybe the Neanderthals were blonde or red-haired and it is their genes which we have inherited. The trouble with this theory is that there is no evidence, from the scraps of Neanderthal DNA that have been recovered from bones, that there was any substantial interbreeding between them and Homo sapiens at all.
Perhaps the most plausible theory is that blonde hair and blue eyes arose because of a mechanism called sex selection.
This is where males and females choose as their mates those who have one unusual physical characteristic, not necessarily associated with "fitness" per se but simply something unusual.
The gigantic (and otherwise useless) tail of the peacock is the best example.
Sex selection comes to the fore when there is a lot of competition for mates of one sex or the other. The theory is that in Europe, where men had to spend weeks at a time out on the hunt, males were in very short supply.
In such societies, women who had flaxen locks stood a better chance of standing out and attracting the attention of the few men that would have been available for mating.
Even back then, the blue-eyed blonde was not only in demand, but also definitely would have had more fun.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-511473/All-blue-eyed-people-traced-ancestor-lived-10-000-years-ago-near-Black-Sea.html#ixzz2iL7NaCtw
In fact there are two movements here. The flood of agriculturalists into the Danubian area and Eastern Europe was earlier and from between 6000-5000 BC. The Indo-European expansion was more especially after 2000-3000 BC.
The Great Deluge
The Great Event occured about 5600 BC. The first trickle of sea water broke through the Bosporus and began to flow down the steep 400 foot incline to the freshwater Lake below -- and as the tiny stream flowed it dissolved its banks and became wider and deeper -- until within a relatively short time the stream became a horrendous waterfall 400 times mightier than Niagra Falls, so loud that its roar could be heard sixty miles away, filling the freshwater lake with salty ocean water, thereafter to be known as the Black Sea.
Previous to the great flood the people of the great city cultures of Catal Huyuk and Hacular in Anatolia had no difficulty in knowing the Koronovo and Vinca and other cultures of the west of the Euxine Lake along the great rivers, and vice versa. But after the Bosporus channel roared into existance it would be more difficult for these people cross over to the other side to visit each other. Vincas could not pass easily to Anatolia. Anatolians could not pass easily to the Danube communities.
The Danube had always been a great highway. Now more than ever, the first farmers of the Black Sea took to that highway and moved in great numbers on to Northern France and from there to Spain. It is no coincidence that the first farming along the Danube and Rhine dates to the same timeframe as the cataclysmic flooding of the Black Sea, 5500/5600 BC.
The map at the top of the page is sort of a mongrel thing, putting together information gleaned from various sources. The dates of the first farmers came from Gimbutas.
The hotsprings locations are my own research. Hotsprings are natural features of the earth and are much older than the oldest human civilizations. It's not difficult to see that the earliest human cities were deliberately located near hotsprings. They were looking for hotsprings because they were considered the most sacred places. It's amazing others have missed this fact. I think most archeologists and historians have had little or no personal experience with wilderness hotsprings and therefore really have no idea what they meant to primitive people. Most hotsprings have been built up for commercial purposes, are surrounded by walls and ceiling. It's not possible to appreciate such hotsprings in the same way of our ancestors knew them. One would have to arrive with one's family, tired and cold and perhaps wounded and perhaps old and rheumatic and unable to hunt or forage because of the disabilities, and settle into the hot healing waters with your loved ones, to begin to perceive the holy place they have been since the dawn of time. It seems extremely odd to such as us, who know about the sacredness of thermal springs, to read the works of great archeologists and historians who write of the birth of sacred writing or the spread of Old-European Danubian/Dneister cultures westward, and fail to mention that the lands immediately west of the Black Sea contain not a few, but thousands of hot springs. Romania has three thousand! Checkoslovakia has over two thousand thermal and mineral springs! And the land immediately south of the Black Sea, Anatolia, home of Catal Huyuk the world's most ancient city, has over a thousand hotsprings! What a heavenly part of the world! A land of marshlands full of birds and birds nests and eggs, fish and molusks, deer, everything in incredible abundance. And on top of it all, thousands and thousands of heavenly hotsprings for their most exquisite pleasure. If ever there was a garden of Eden on the earth for the human race this was it.
And then the Great Lake rose and swallowed all the civilization that lived on its shores, sent the people fleeing for their lives in all directions.
People who lived on the South Eastern shores of the Black Sea headed South East away from the rising waters. Of course they were familiar with their back yard. They were foragers. They knew where they were going. Their trek brought them to Mt Ararat and Lake Van. The Bible tells us Noah's ark rested on Mt Ararat after the Flood. The Black Sea waters never rose that high. But the refugees of the South-eastern shores of the Black Sea would naturally have headed there. It is also interesting to note that the area immediately around Mt Ararat and Lake Van contain a great many sacred natural hotsprings. One might easily suppose that these people would never again trust the Black Sea enough to return and live near it. They would remain near Lake Van and Mt Ararat and make their homes. Nearby are the sources of both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In the centuries that followed their children would move down these rivers and create cities: Nimrod, Resena, Mari, Ninevah and much later the cities of Sumer, and Babylon, and Ur.
The people of Catal Huyuk would also head east to the Tigris and Euprhrates Rivers lending their building skills to the creation of the new cities. Flint axes found on the Tigris and Euphrates came from Hasan Dag volcano in Anatolia.
Other refugees followed the shores of the Levant to Jericho and beyond to the land that has come to be called Egypt. Their descendants built the pyramids.
The people that lived in the northwest of the Black Sea pushed on to the Caspian and crossed the Volga river forcing them to confronts the Kurgan people of the land that now bears the name Kazakhstan, the ramifications of which we will read in the pages to follow.
The new lands would in many ways not be as nice as the lands they had left behind, a world of thousands upon thousands of natural hotsprings, where a simple emersion was a blessing and an enlightenment. Few would be the hotsprings in their new lands, their blessings and enlightenment would for the most part be merely a vague memory passed on in obscure religious traditions.
|The left-hand figurine is Vinca from 5000 BC (Danube people west of the Black Sea.) The righthand figurine is an Iberian druid from 500 BC.The people who lived to the west of the Black Sea followed the Danube and Dneister rivers west, some venturing down the boot of Italy, others proceeding on to France and Spain. Around 4500 BC the Danubians crossed the channel and settled on the island of Britain. There is only one natural thermal springs in all of Britain. The first people must have considered it very sacred. They built Stonehenge only a few miles away.|
|Farming 5000BC, modified Wikipedia map|
"The ancient Egyptians were red men. They recognized four races of men--the red, yellow, black, and white men. They themselves belonged to the "Rot," or red men; the yellow men they called "Namu"--it included the Asiatic races; the black men were called "Nahsu," and the white men "Tamhu." (Ignatius Donnelly, Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, 1882, p. 195)
Ancient Egyptian paintings were translated as depicting the modern races (red, yellow, black, white). Reproductions of these paintings from this time frequently show exaggerated differences in skin tone.
This is recognizable from 2000 BC at least (Wikipedia)
Now it becomes likely that we are talking about two different things involved in the matter of blue-eyed pharaohs. The Pharaohs of Egypt WERE related to the Western Europeans, having a common heritage with the Megalith Builders (the same R1b1 genes also occur in the Atlas mountains area of Northwest Africa) But they were NOT the blue-eyed blond element. The blue eyed blonds came out of the Black Sea area and mostly found refuge going off to the Northwest from the Black Sea area, finally settling in concentration around the Baltic Sea. BUT there was another strain that went south and mingled with the early Egyptians, Sumerians and so on, and they were Libyans south of the Mediterranean with descendants that mixed in with the Canary Islanders and survive as the Blond Berbers. THESE were probably the ancestors of the Blond Incas. The aristocratic or royal element in Egypt WAS introduced from the West (where their spirits were supposed to go when they died, Armenti) and hence there is just cause for saying they were Atlanteans (out of the "Celtic" R1 group that seems to have returned to Europe at the end of the Ice Age) BUT the Megalith-Building Northwest Europeans of 2000-3000 BC would NOT be blue-eyed blondes at the time: they would be dark-eyed brunets and look mostly like our usual Mediterraneans. PreCataclysmic Atlanteans should not be either blond-haired or blue-eyed.