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Archaeologists Find Evidence of Incest Among Irelands Early Elite at Newgrange Passage Tomb
HeritageDaily ^ | June 17, 2020 | editors

Posted on 06/22/2020 8:33:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Newgrange is a prehistoric passage tomb in County Meath, Ireland. built during the Neolithic period around 3200 BC and predates monuments such as Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The site consists of a circular mount with retaining walls and contains stone passages and chambers where human remains have been discovered on previous archaeology excavations by antiquarians from the 18th century.

Normally we inherit two copies of the genome, one from each parent, but the individual buried in the chamber had genomes that were remarkably similar, suggesting that his parents were first-degree relatives and are a key indicator of inbreeding...

Dan Bradley, Professor of Population Genetics at Trinity said: "Here the auspicious location of the male skeletal remains is matched by the unprecedented nature of his ancient genome. The prestige of the burial makes this very likely a socially sanctioned union and speaks of a hierarchy so extreme that the only partners worthy of the elite were family members."

The researchers also determined that the man had distant familial relations from an extended kin-group by studying burials from other sites across Ireland, such as the cemeteries of Carrowmore and Carrowkeel in Co. Sligo.

Interestingly, a local story mentions the myth of a ruler who restarted the daily solar cycle by sleeping with his sister. The Middle Irish place name for the neighbouring Dowth passage tomb, Fertae Chuile, is based on this lore and can be translated as 'Hill of Sin'.

(Excerpt) Read more at heritagedaily.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: countymeath; fartyshadesofgreen; fertaechuile; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; hillofsin; ireland; newgrange
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1 posted on 06/22/2020 8:33:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 06/22/2020 8:34:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The hill of sin.


3 posted on 06/22/2020 8:36:52 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SunkenCiv

They must be the ancestors of every Democrat.


4 posted on 06/22/2020 8:38:53 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Parley Baer

I thought that was in DC


5 posted on 06/22/2020 8:40:22 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Parley Baer

The ancient Irish were a primitive and savage people.

St. Patrick came along and changed all that! Blessed be his name!


6 posted on 06/22/2020 8:41:13 PM PDT by miserare ( Respect for life--life of all kinds-- is the first principle of civilization.~~A. Schweitzer.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Lannisters?


7 posted on 06/22/2020 8:41:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: SunkenCiv

Some ancient Egyptian royals were literal siblings, not just kissing cousins.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2010/09/tut-dna-dobbs/


8 posted on 06/22/2020 8:44:42 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just like the Ptolomies in Egypt and the Hapsburgs - keep it in the family...


9 posted on 06/22/2020 8:48:10 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Common in ancient times. Lot impregnated his two daughters.


10 posted on 06/22/2020 8:56:42 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo)
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To: miserare

The Irish were no more primitive than other people of their time. Their savagery was no worse than say, the Romans. Applying our standards to ancient peoples doesn’t work. That said, the coming of Christianity did make the Irish a better people. It got rid of ritual sacrifice and slavery.

CC


11 posted on 06/22/2020 9:27:10 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: SunkenCiv

Their ancestors moved to to the Appalachians.


12 posted on 06/22/2020 9:53:49 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: MCF
Common in ancient times. Lot impregnated his two daughters.

That was different. The closest town had been full of...

...wait for it...

flaming homosexuals.

and besides, they got Dad drunk first.

Look up what nations descended from those two, by the way.

13 posted on 06/22/2020 10:10:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Jews married cousins* for hundreds of years in Europe, muslims still do it today. My Christian ancestors married cousins* generation after generation, apparently during as late as the 18th-19th Centuries. It was a not unheard of practice throughout much of history.

*Not necessarily first cousins, but close enough to be noticed in the DNA.


14 posted on 06/22/2020 10:46:47 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The elite always go off and F**k themselves.


15 posted on 06/22/2020 11:31:07 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: SunkenCiv

bookmark


16 posted on 06/23/2020 2:23:54 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SunkenCiv

European royalty has been inbred for millenia......................


17 posted on 06/23/2020 5:11:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Always trust God............but wash your hands......................)
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To: SunkenCiv

An impressive structure. We visited there a number of years back. The passageway gets very tight in a few places. On the solstice (I forget which one, summer or winter) the sun’s light (rising or setting, forgot that too) penetrates all the way to the inner chamber for a short time. Quite a feat of engineering!


18 posted on 06/23/2020 11:43:46 AM PDT by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

It is something that you can say to every atheist.

That even if you don’t believe in Christ—it was he who abolished human sacrifice—which was practiced by every people group on earth. We would have a very different civilization today without him.


19 posted on 06/23/2020 4:27:05 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Celtic Conservative
The Irish were raiding England in the 1300's for slaves. This was long after St Patrick was was dead and gone.
20 posted on 09/06/2020 8:08:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (And lead us not into hysteria, but deliver us from the handwashers. Amen!)
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