The Makurian Kingdom of King Zacharias III

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The Makurian Kingdom of King Zacharias III

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  • The Ancient DNA Origins DNA test provides powerful, innovative, and interactive DNA-based tools to help you find your ancient ancestors, trace your prehistorical lineages, and determine your ancient tribal origins.
  • Find out how related you are to the ancient Sudanese (825 - 850 AD) from the famous Makurian Kingdom, found in the Cemetery in Nubia, Kulubnarti
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  • Receive a detailed breakdown of your ancient geographical origins, ancient ancestry maps showing where your ancestors lived and traveled, and your exact genetic similarity to each member of your ancient tribe.
  • Compare your results with over 50 worldwide ancient and modern populations.
  • After 1,200 years, you can reconnect with some of the most ancient Northeastern African ancestors at a deeper level than ever imagined.
  • Be a part of this 1,200-year-long voyage to uncover our ancient ancestors in Africa, the cradle of humanity, using the power of genetics.
  • Meet the people of the Makurian Kingdom – Their Story can be Your Story.
  • Basic test includes 5 tribal members.
  • Advanced test includes 15 tribal members.

About the test

Are you ready to uncover the captivating tales of your Northeastern African ancestors and immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the cradle of humanity? Prepare to be enchanted as we unveil the mysteries of the past and bring to life the remarkable saga of the people who lived in Sudan under King Zacharias III some 1200 years ago (825 - 850 AD).

The Christian Kingdom of King Zacharias III, also known as the Kingdom of Makuria, was a medieval Christian kingdom located in the region of Nubia, in present-day Sudan. It existed from around the 6th century AD until the 14th century AD.

The Kingdom of Makuria was one of the earliest Christian kingdoms in Africa, emerging during a time when Christianity was spreading across the continent. It played a significant role in the history of Christianity in northeastern Africa.

Moreover, Makuria was situated at a crossroads between North Africa, the Mediterranean world, and the Nile Valley civilizations. This strategic location facilitated cultural exchange and trade between different regions, leading to a diverse and cosmopolitan society.

That ancient DNA from Sudan showed a surprisingly widespread mixing with Eurasians, especially Levantines. Now, 1200 years later, we finally have 15 ancient people from this region, allowing you to explore the fascinating world of your ancient Northeastern African ancestors. Our test unlocks the secrets of your Northeastern African ancestral homeland and paints a vivid picture of life in ancient times. Delve into the rich tapestry of Sudan's history and discover the people who not only spread Christianity on the continent but also proved how fascinating ancient African genomes can be, enabling us to learn about the customs, traditions, and legacies of your ancient people. Our test provides a comprehensive overview of Sudanese society, shedding light on everything from daily life and cultural practices to the profound spiritual beliefs that guided our ancestors.

With detailed profiles for each ancient clan member, you'll gain invaluable insights into your family heritage and uncover the hidden gems of your lineage. Join us on an epic quest to rediscover the people of the Mota cave and unlock the ancient wisdom of your Sudanese ancestors. Experience the thrill of discovery and embrace the adventure that awaits with our exclusive genetic test.

Why take this test

Up until 2010, reading the DNA of ancient people was a dream. Since then, the DNA of a Neanderthal who lived over 30,000 years ago has been sequenced. After that reading, the DNA of ancient people who lived from 15,000 BC to 1,800 AD all over the world became the main object of paleogenomic research. This leap forward in technology allowed the creation of a new type of DNA test — tests that do not use modern-day populations as stand-ins for the ancient tribes but rather go right to the source and study these ancient peoples themselves.

The Ancient DNA Origins DNA test is the first next-generation DNA test. It is designed solely using the DNA of ancient people throughout history using our novel technologies.

With this test, you will receive a precise ancient ethnicity estimate with far greater geographical details than you could imagine. You will make new connections with historical people and places where your ancestors lived, walked, battled, created, and dreamed thousands of years ago. Using genetic data and evidence from history and archeology, we can revive the past and allow you to take part in this story at the most personal level.

what do you get?

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Reconnect with your ancient ancestors and become a part of their story.


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dna matches


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