Ancient DNA Study Finds Phoenician From Carthage Had European Ancestry —

how-can-we-have-a-bright-future1211A research team has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the ‘Young Man of Byrsa’ or ‘Ariche.’ This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains.

Ariche was found to have belonged to a rare European haplogroup that likely links his maternal ancestry to locations somewhere on the North Mediterranean coast, most probably on the Iberian Peninsula.


Source: Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry — ScienceDaily


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