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  •  lest we forget that the Uyghurs displaced... (1+ / 0-)
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    fedupcitizen

    the Trocharians (who arguably, may have been of Celtic origin).  All that is left of that group is ancient temples with paintings and mummies.  It is just the normal, ugly process of civilization in my opinion.....

    •  most cities... (2+ / 0-)
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      blueyedace2, cityvitalsigns

      ...are built on the ruins of other cities.

      Especially in places that have such long histories of civilization.

      You are entitled to express your opinion. But you are NOT entitled to agreement.

      by DawnG on Thu May 28, 2009 at 12:35:33 PM PDT

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    •  The Tocharians weren't Celts... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that's an old, long-ago-debunked internet myth. The Tocharian language (which died out in the middle ages) was indeed Indo-European, but it was more closely related to eastern Indo-European language families, including Greek. They do appear to have been light-eyed with red, blond, or brunette hair and the genetic evidnece does points towards a European connection...there clearly was intermarriage with Asian populations over the milennia, though. The Uighers do seem to be the descendants of the Tocharians, albeit with a heavy Turkic admixture.

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