As you may know, every person on earth share common living ancestors. What you may not know is that ancestor may have lived as recently as 2000 years ago:
When you walk through an exhibit of Ancient Egyptian art from thetime of the pyramids, everything there was very likely created by one of your ancestors — every statue, every hieroglyph, every goldnecklace. If there is a mummy lying in the center of the room, that person was almost certainly your ancestor, too.
It means when Muslims, Jews or Christians claim to be children of Abraham, they are all bound to be right.
“No matter the languages we speak or the color of our skin, weshare ancestors who planted rice on the banks of the Yangtze, who first domesticated horses on the steppes of the Ukraine, who hunted giantsloths in the forests of North and South America, and who labored to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu,” Olson and his colleagues wrote in the journal Nature.