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Holy Land Crusaders married local women

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"Christians travelling from Western Europe to the East during religious warfare with medieval Muslims had children with local women, a study has found.

These mixed families were short-lived however, with brutal battles wiping out the offspring and modern-day inhabitants showing no relationship to the Crusaders.

Analysis of DNA extracted from nine skeletons dating back to the 13th century shows the family members often died together in battle from horrific wounds."

Full monty at the UK Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6936925/Crusaders-married-local-women-families-sons-fell-battle.html

"A Transient Pulse of Genetic Admixture from the Crusaders in the Near East Identified from Ancient Genome Sequences".

Paper at AJHG Magazine via Cell dot com: https://www.cell.com/ajhg/fulltext/S0002-9297(19)30111-9

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