Scientists have found DNA traces that link some people in Lebanon to the medieval crusaders from Europe who were known as theKnights Templar.
The Genographic Project is trying to track human migrations through DNA. In BBC News, Paul Rincon writes that ?thousands of men from England, France, Germany and Italy came through Lebanon on four Crusades between the 11th and 13th Centuries. Many stayed to build castles and settlements, mixing with the local populations.?
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