Skip to comments.Archaeologists Find Evidence of Incest Among Irelands Early Elite at Newgrange Passage Tomb
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'.
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The hill of sin.
They must be the ancestors of every Democrat.
I thought that was in DC
The ancient Irish were a primitive and savage people.
St. Patrick came along and changed all that! Blessed be his name!
Some ancient Egyptian royals were literal siblings, not just kissing cousins.
Just like the Ptolomies in Egypt and the Hapsburgs - keep it in the family...
Common in ancient times. Lot impregnated his two daughters.
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.
Their ancestors moved to to the Appalachians.
That was different. The closest town had been full of...
...wait for it...
and besides, they got Dad drunk first.
Look up what nations descended from those two, by the way.
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.
The elite always go off and F**k themselves.
European royalty has been inbred for millenia......................
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!
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.
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