Inbreeding Can Do More Damage to The Human Body than You Know

From the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt to the aristocracy of Europe, powerful families, particularly monarchies, have used inbreeding to maintain power and wealth along family lines. Marriages between half-siblings were permitted in Ancient Athens and Sparta, while marriage between cousins was common in many periods. In a recent genetic study, it was found that around one in 3,600 Europeans born between 1938 and 1967 were born as a result of first- or second-degree inbreeding