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Archaeological evidence reveals that half of Britons have German DNA

Geneticists have revealed that according to archaeological evidence, 50 per cent of Britons are German. 

It may shock those who take pride in quoting a world cup triumph and the outcome of two wars as signs of British superiority. 

It is already known that tribes from northern Europe invaded Britain after the Romans left in around 410AD. 

But scientists now say that around half of Britons have German blood gushing through their veins. 

Biologists at University College in London studied a segment of the Y chromosome that appears in almost all Danish and northern German men - and found it surprisingly common in Great Britain, reports the Daily Mail. 

Analysis of tooth enamel and bones found in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries supported these results. 

According to the researchers, the inflow of German started with two Germanic brothers Hengist and Horsa. The former is traditionally named as the founder of the Kingdom of Kent. 

German archaeologist Heinrich Haerke revealed that 'up to 200,000 emigrants' crossed the North Sea, pillaging and raping and eventually settling. 

Source: ANI [June 21, 2011]


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  1. Heinrich Haerke has joined the long list of archaeologists and historians who perpetuate the myth that "the people of the North" were predomimantly pillagers and rapists. The Danes in fact preferred to trade with new landfalls and had many peaceful ports of call. If their attention at other places was resisted they would resort to occupation by conquest. In those days, and right through to World War II, conquering nations believed "to the victor the spoils."


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