Submitted by Jonathan Engel
I came across a very interesting, although technical article, which someone posted to my “Silk Road” FB page.
It’s an article in Nature, talking about the prof that the Jewish Traders on the Silk Road (Ashkenazim) brought back not only trade goods, but also some genetic material from India and China between 650 and 1500 years ago….. the SIlk Road which connected across Asia and brought many thing back to Europe, (the Compass, the concept of Zero in maths, and some ideas which formed the skeleton of greek statuary….) was also responsible for whom WE are….
Altmetric: 34 Views: 5,766 Citations: 3 More detail Article | Open Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 8377 (2015) doi:10.1038/srep08377 Download Citation Received: Accepted: Published online: Contemporary Jews retain a genetic imprint from their Near Eastern ancestry, but obtained substantial genetic components from their neighboring populations during their history.