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Researchers from the University of Tuebingen concluded that preserved remains found in Abusir-el Meleq, Middle Egypt, were close genetic relatives of Neolithic and Bronze Age populations from the Near East, Anatolia and Eastern Mediterranean Europeans, according to CNN.
"We found the ancient Egyptian samples falling distinct from modern Egyptians, and closer towards Near Eastern and European samples," the researchers noted. "In contrast, modern Egyptians are shifted towards sub-Saharan African populations."