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The DNA profile of the kajars

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The DNA of the Kajars

The Kajars were a Persian dynasty that ruled over much of Iran from about 1785 to 1925. They are known for their role in the modernization of Iran, both politically and culturally, and for their efforts to unify the diversity of tribes and ethnic groups within the empire.

The Kajars originally descended from a group of semi-nomadic Turkmen who lived in northern Iran. The name "Kajars" means "archers" in ancient Turkmen dialects, indicating their war history and military prowess.

The Qajar dynasty was founded in 1785 by Agha Mohammad Khan, who gained control of Iran after revolting against the last Shiite ruler of the preceding Zand dynasty. Agha Mohammad Khan was known for his brutal rule, but also for his centralized control over the state and his efforts to promote the Shiite religion.

Genealogically, the Kajars are distinct because of their Turkic roots and their integration into Persian culture. They have a long line of kings and rulers who have shaped Iranian territory politically, culturally, and socially, including Nasser al-Din Shah (1848-1896), known for his modernization efforts and attempts to establish a close relationship with the West, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah (1896-1907), responsible for the Constitutional Revolution of 1906.

The Kajar dynasty ended in 1925 when Reza Shah Pahlavi seized power and became the first Shah to lead Iran into modernity with the Pahlavi dynasty. Despite the end of the Kajar dynasty, its cultural and historical heritage remains alive in Iran. Many of their architectural masterpieces, such as the Golestan Palace in Tehran, still stand today as a testament to the rich history of the Kajars and their commitment to art and culture. Their influence on Iranian national identity and statehood is still felt today, making the Kajars one of the most formative dynasties in Iranian history.

The Kajars belong to the haplogroup J-M304 in the pure paternal line.

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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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