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    Drove through it on the way back to Rome from...

    Drove through it on the way back to Rome from Lecce. So it stands to chance that your folks had some interaction with Balkanites at some point or another.
  2. First you have to determine the population...

    First you have to determine the population density before the event and after the event and see if you can recover skeletons from the era or mass graves. Is the depopulation due to people moving to...
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    No, he/she probably meant that men exaggerate! ;)

    No, he/she probably meant that men exaggerate! ;)
  4. Thanks @bicicleur!

    Thanks @bicicleur!
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    Jovialis, where were your parents/grandparents...

    Jovialis, where were your parents/grandparents from, which part of Italy?
  6. Has there been any genetic study on the Galatians (Celts that settled in Asia Minor)?

    A band of Celts under the leadership of Leotarios and Leonorrios circa 278 BCE invaded through Thrace and settled in Central Anatolia in what became Galatia. The main tribes were they Testosages, the...
  7. Thread: Greece

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    Yes, there have created a long promenade...

    Yes, there have created a long promenade stretching from Levkos Pyrgos (White Tower) towards the east. Also some very attractive cafes in the old port.
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    Since I spent 7 years of my life in Thessaloniki,...

    Since I spent 7 years of my life in Thessaloniki, I would say Thessaloniki. If they ever finish the Metro (they keep finding antiquities, imagine that)...
    Crete is very nice particularly Iearaperta...
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    Same here, wife B-

    Same here, wife B-
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    I m sorry Angela but you can't possibly have a...

    I m sorry Angela but you can't possibly have a 3.614 distance from an ancient Central Roman unless he was the founder of your village and all of you in the village have been marrying your first...
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    Not all companies accept kits from all countries.

    Not all companies accept kits from all countries.
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    I think MyHeritage is pretty decent when it comes...

    I think MyHeritage is pretty decent when it comes to Greek ancestry. It's the favorite of the European Diaspora of Greeks. I don't have any personal experience with 23andme. They have never let you...
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    In the EU, Chinese companies are investing in...

    In the EU, Chinese companies are investing in infrastructure in order to move their products from the ports to the interior. It has raised concerns in the industrial north of the continent. That's...
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    It was Walmart first. It is the greed of the...

    It was Walmart first. It is the greed of the large corporations that put profit above country.
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    Yep, you don't mess with the Maniotes or the...

    Yep, you don't mess with the Maniotes or the Sfakiotes (from the Sfakia area of Crete). As the saying goes, they'd knife you before they'd talk to you. An exaggeration of course but they did have a...
  16. The Arvanites that I grew up with would give the...

    The Arvanites that I grew up with would give the Calabrians a run for their money. I grew up in a town that was 90% Arvanite. I spoke some when I was in grade school but then moved away. My father...
  17. My mother in law used to call my wife testadura...

    My mother in law used to call my wife testadura which I guess she meant as stubborn and not in a good way.
  18. Thread: Macedonians

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    That's what people don't understand. Ancient...

    That's what people don't understand. Ancient Macedonia was a very small area/kingdom/tribe who then expanded tremendously through conquest, alliances and marriages of convenience. It was surrounded...
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    Well since I am only 70% Greek, I am not sure I...

    Well since I am only 70% Greek, I am not sure I would be the best representative but I am willing to try. What are you guys using to generate these results?
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    Eastern Thrace was on the road to Constantinople...

    Eastern Thrace was on the road to Constantinople for the barbarians that wanted to plunder it so I am sure there is some genetic influence from all these raiders. Also because it is a very prized...
  21. Particularly if they're in the praetorian guard....

    Particularly if they're in the praetorian guard. Also look out for your wives and your son(s) :).
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    I need to test my father before he passes. I...

    I need to test my father before he passes. I suspect, without proof, that the Eastern European part came from my mother's side. My MtDNA of U5a1b is just another indication. I think only 1.5% of...
  23. I think that the Roman Empire and the Byzantine...

    I think that the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire died because of corruption. One tiny example:
    https://qz.com/677380/1700-years-ago-the-mismanagement-of-a-migrant-crisis-cost-rome-its-empire/...
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    Poll: The principal of my kids elementary school was...

    The principal of my kids elementary school was the most beautiful and classy older woman I ever met. Steel gray, thick and strong hair paired with flawless skin and piercing blue eyes. Very classy...
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    She is half Italian but that does not mean that...

    She is half Italian but that does not mean that she would get exactly half her genes from her mother and half from her father.

    I also would have liked more clarity on the 25% of mine that is from...
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