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Experts Conduct DNA Tests on Ancient Skeletons in Tabriz

Iranian archeologists have managed for the first time to conduct DNA tests on skeletons found in the ancient cemetery of the Azure Mosque of in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported.

Genetic and archeological specialists from Tarbiat Moddares University managed to conduct the DNA tests studies on about 44 pieces of human bones and skeletons dating back to 3,000 to 3,500 years ago which were discovered along with some swords, crowns and ornaments, an academician told CHN.

He further said that molecular archeology studies on the remains of the human bodies would shed more light on the circumstances of their death.

Genetic studies have so far shown that DNA is well preserved in bones and teeth.

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