people of Crete—Europe’s first high civilization—present a mystery that has long perplexed #scholars
and inspired much speculation: Where did these people, whose culture and artifacts seemed different than nearby #Greeks
, come from? Some have speculated variously on North Africa, Syria, Palestine or the Balkans. However, a study comparing ancient DNA of the people of the Minoan civilization to #DNA
of other peoples both ancient and modern has found that they were of European and Anatolian stock.