>There is a new book on Celtics claiming that they originated in the
> > Besides, hundreds of mummies have been
> > excavated in Xingjiang over the last thirty years. Chinese
> > anthropologists claim that they have typical European physical
> > features.
> Yeah, the "Takla Makan" or "Cherchen" mummies. Kept in Ürümchi. They
> are of the North European kind, of tall people (1,80-1,90 m), brown,
> blond, red-haired. And wearing clothes with surprising "keltish"
> features (of the plaid/tartan kind). Just google a bit, you'll find
> interesting articles, and significant color pictures. Those people
> probably belonged to the Tokharians.
> > Kelkar said the other day that Greek and Roman writers in the
> > centuries before and after Christ stated that Iranian-speaking peoples
> > north of the Black Sea and Caspian had fair or reddish hair and blue
> > eyes.
> That's right. And according to today's researchers (American &
> West-European), genetic evidence show that various Mongolian and Turkic
> tribes in the Siberian and Mongolian steppes have such Scythian genes
> too. About 2-3 years ago I saw a documentary broadcast by a German TV
> channel showing an American older lady, resarcher in this field, that
> discovered in a yurt in Mongolia a family having two fair-haired
> daughters; the saliva gathered and sent to a genetic-research institute
> in Germany provided the genetic evidence of Scythian ("Amazons'")
> ancestry as well in those Mongolian people. (Actually the relevant
> areas coincide with the archaeological sites, way East to the region of
> Tuva, where in tumuli there were unearthed spectacular necropolae full
> of superb artefacts, among which many and variegated pieces of
> jewellery in gold; fine art. The skeleton of the chieftains and their
> wifes seem to have typical europid characteristics.)
> PS: It seems that Temüdjin's clan also had such Scythian (or
> Tocharian?) ancestry. I mean "Djingis Khan".