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Skeleton of Western man found in ancient Mongolian tomb

DNA from 2,000-year-old skeleton may put Indo-Europeans in East Asia

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4:10pm, January 29, 2010

Dead men can indeed tell tales, but they speak in a whispered double helix.

Consider an older gentleman whose skeleton lay in one of more than 200 tombs recently excavated at a 2,000-year-old cemetery in eastern Mongolia, near China’s northern border. DNA extracted from this man’s bones pegs him as a descendant of Europeans or west

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