Immigrants from the Middle East shaped Rome.

  title={Immigrants from the Middle East shaped Rome.},
  author={Lizzie Wade},
  volume={366 6466},
  • L. Wade
  • Published 8 November 2019
  • History
  • Science
Two thousand years ago, the streets of Rome bustled with people from all over the ancient world. The empire9s trade routes stretched from North Africa to Asia, and new immigrants poured in every day, both by choice and by force. Now, an ancient DNA study has shown those far-flung connections were written in the genomes of the Romans. Before and after the imperial period, Romans resembled other populations in Europe. But during the empire, most of the city residents sampled had ancestry…