In early october Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation granted us money to produce a large number of ancient genomes from Euroasia. It is a collaborative effort between my group, Jan Storås group at Stockholm University, and Mattias Jakobssons group at Uppsala University. It will in many aspects be an internationalisation of the ATLAS program, that is we will be collecting genomic data from different ancient samples connected to specific archaeological problems throughout Euroasia. The work will be done in close colaboration with the archaeologists who are already researching the topics from a cultural historical angle. And while we are doing this, we are at the same time building the 1k ancient genome database. The ATLAS program has given us the possibility to consolidate our type of work in Sweden, and the 1k ancient genome program is a natural continuation.