The Hyksos were a Semitic people, possibly from Western Asia, who settled in the eastern Nile Delta some time before 1650 BC. The arrival of the Hyksos led to the end of the Thirteenth Dynasty and initiated the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt. The Phoenicians went to Cornwall for its tin, Michigan for it's copper, and combined them to usher in the Bronze age. The Vikings were Norse seafarers, settling around the nations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
While 65% or more of the total human population are lactose intolerant, in some human populations lactose activity commonly persists into adulthood. Lactose tolerance is exceptionally widespread in Northern European countries such as Sweden and Finland, with tolerance levels of 74% and 82%, respectively.
Robert Sepehr is an author, producer, and independent anthropologist.
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