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Welcome to the companion Web site to "Lost Tribes of Israel," originally broadcast on February 22, 2000. The program follows anthropologist Tudor Parfitt's riveting journey to find both the lost city of the Lemba and the truth behind their claim to an ancient Jewish heritage. Here's what you'll find online:
  • Where Are the Ten Lost Tribes?
    Follow the faint trail of the Lost Tribes into Africa, Afghanistan, Japan, even the Americas. Decide for yourself if any of the various tribal groups that today lay claim to descent from the Lost Israelites may be on to something.

  • Tudor Parfitt's Remarkable Journey
    Once described as "a sort of British Indiana Jones," University of London scholar Tudor Parfitt recounts his fascinating physical and intellectual odyssey on behalf of the Lemba.

  • Mystery of Great Zimbabwe
    In 1871, the German explorer Carl Mauch stumbled upon this medieval stone city. Who built it? Why was it abandoned? These are just two of the many questions that still cling like ivy to the greatest prehistoric architectural monument south of the Sahara.

  • Build a Family Tree (Men Only) (Hot Science)
    Studies of Y chromosomes, which every father passes to his son, helped imply that Thomas Jefferson fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings. In this interactive game, analyze Y-chromosome data yourself to place males in their proper locations on a family tree.
Plus Resources.

Photo: Cicada Films

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