Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:16 PM
Brigid (17,621 posts)
Genghis Kahn really got around. Seriously.
DNA samples from 2,000 men from all over Asia showed that 8% of them had a common ancestor dating from about the time of Genghis Kahn. And the biggest cluster is in Mongolia. Given Kahn's reputation, and his longevity -- he lived into his sixties, twice the average life expectancy of the time -- he is the most likely suspect. Today, about 32 million people carry his DNA.
Thus endeth tonight's history lesson, courtesy of "Ancients Behaving Badly" on H2.
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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:58 PM
JonLP24 (18,930 posts)
5. That PBS Show w/ Prof. Gates
showed that Martha Stewart is a descandent either from him or tribe. I forgot the specifics.