Is it accurate to say that 90 percent of the modern day Egyptians are not descendants of the ancient Egyptians?
90 percent of the modern day Egyptians are descendants of the Arabs that invaded Egypt, isn't that the case?
- JimZLv 75 months ago
No but there is mixing of all populations since then, not just Egyptians.
- Gray BoldLv 75 months ago
No. Blood typing and DNA sampling on ancient Egyptian mummies is scant; however, a study published in 1982 found that blood typing of dynastic mummies found ABO frequencies to be most similar to modern Egyptians, and some also to Northern Haratin populations. ABO blood group distribution shows that the Egyptians form a sister group to North African populations.
- LudwigLv 65 months ago
No, probably not.
- nothingLv 45 months ago
Not only Arabs but your statement with numbers is true. The old Egyptians moved, those who built the pyramids. Same as from Syria, 90% in Syria were not old Syrians who built the pyramids, but those who invaded-came in and old Syrians had to relocate under ruling pressure.
Similar is with Bosnia people, the original builders-descendants moved, but that is much older case, x4 older in time.
As example: One of the pyramids builders are Lebanon people-descendants , I can't tell you from which of those too, there would be conflict.
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- Anonymous5 months ago
Slightly off topic, anyone else seen the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓂸
- skepticLv 65 months ago
Define 'Egyptians'. There have been many races that have inhabited Egypt. Even in Ancient times, there were different tribes of people inhabiting that area.