Welcome to the companion Web site to
"Lost Tribes of Israel,"
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.