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Encyclopedia > List of DNA tested mummies

This is a list of mummies who have been DNA tested along with a brief decription of when and where they lived. A mummy is a corpse whose skin and dried flesh have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or dryness, or airlessness. ... // A genealogical DNA test involves examining the nucleotides at specific locations on a persons DNA. The tests results are meant to have no informative medical value and do not determine specific genetic diseases or disorders (see possible exceptions in Medical information below); they are intended only for use in...

mtDNA tests

The following mummies have undergone a mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) test: Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA, or less popularly, mDNA) is DNA that is located in mitochondria. ...

Name Location Approximate lifetime Haplogroup
Cheddar Man England 9,000+ years ago U5a
Ötzi the Iceman Italy 5,300 years ago K
Ahmose I Egypt 3,550 years ago ?
Seknet-re Egypt 3,550 years ago ?
Thutmose I Egypt 3,500 years ago ?
Amenhotep I Egypt 3,500 years ago ?
body attributed to Luke the Evangelist Italy 1,850 years ago H
Juanita the Ice Maiden Peru 500 years ago A

Hypothesized map of human migration based on mitochondrial DNA. In human genetics, Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroups are haplogroups defined by differences in human mitochondrial DNA. These haplogroups trace the matrilineal inheritance of modern humans back to human origins in Africa and the subsequent spread across the globe. ... Cheddar Man is the name given to the remains of a human male found in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England. ... In human genetics, Haplogroup U is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. ... Ötzi the Iceman Ötzi the Iceman (also spelled Oetzi), Frozen Fritz, and The Similaun Mummy are modern nicknames of a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from about 3300 BC, found in 1991 in a glacier of the Ötztal Alps, near the border between Austria and Italy. ... Haplogroup K is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. ... nomen or birth name Ahmose I (also known as Amosis I) was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt and the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty. ... nomen or birth name Akheperkare Thutmose I (d. ... nomen or birth name Djeserkare Amenhotep I (d. ... Luke was, according to tradition, the painter of the first icon Luke the Evangelist (Greek Λουκάς Loukas) is said by tradition to be the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, the third and fifth books of the New Testament. ... Haplogroup H is a mitochondrial DNA (or mtDNA) haplogroup. ... Momia Juanita (Spanish for Mummy Juanita or better known in English as The Ice Maiden) is a 15th century Inca mummy of a 12 to 14 year old girl who died around 1440 and 1450. ... In human genetics, Haplogroup A is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. ...


The Seven Daughters of Eve is a book by Bryan Sykes that presents the theory of mitochondrial genetics in a clear and non-specialistic manner. ...

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