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Thursday, April 03, 2008

DNA RESEARCH ON THE CRUSADERS GIVES “LAYING SIEGE” A WHOLE NEW MEANING…

Seems that many Christian men in Lebanon share more than a faith with Western Europeans; they also share a common genetic heritage. Some Crusaders in fact stayed in the Middle East and married local women and raised families; other Crusaders, however, apparently “started a family” and then hightailed it back to England (or Germany, or Italy, or France, or other European country of origin) just as quickly as medieval transport methods would allow...

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