The Minoans, the builders of Europe's first advanced civilization, really were European, new research suggests. The conclusion, published today (May 14) in the journal Nature Communications, was drawn by comparing DNA from 4,000-year-old Minoan skeletons with genetic material from people living throughout Europe and Africa in the past and today. "We now know that the founders of the first advanced European civilization were European," said study co-author George Stamatoyannopoulos, a human geneticist at the University of Washington. "They were very similar to Neolithic Europeans and very similar to present day-Cretans," residents of the Mediterranean island of Crete. While that may sound intuitive, the findings challenge a long-held theory that the ancient Minoans came from Egypt. First European Civilization The Minoan culture emerged on Crete, which is now part of Gree http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-minoans-were-european-dna-finds-151455582.html Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds The Minoans, the builders of Europe's first advanced civilization, really were European, new research suggests. yahoo.com White people are so ignorant that it is mind blowing sometimes. Anyone who looks at the photos of the Minoans in "Civilization or Barbarism" by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop can see that they were white!