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The Dark Continent?
Hello! I'm new at this site.My haplogroup is E-V22 and I have to say I'm a bit confused by the posts I've read here!All the experts on the E-V22 subclade are pretty clear about its N.E African origin.It's close identification with E-V12 covers the greater part of the genetic picture of ancient Egypt(haplogroup T?) I dont see how this could be identified with the Phoenicians.(J2,R1B?)The Jewish timing of E3B is diasporic and could easily be associated with the primary Jewish community in Alexandria and numerous much smaller communities in the Byzantine world that eventually made their way to Europe during the Middle Ages.The Jewish timing on E-V22 is placed between the IX and XI centuries.(Ashkenazic markers)The presence of E-V22 in the Levant is due to Egyptian colonialism which has been reaffirmed by the archaeological discoveries that have been made there.