Boudica was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61, and died shortly after its failure, having supposedly poisoned herself. (Wikipedia)
We have been taught that the Chinese civilization developed without any outside influence. When Chinese archaeologists discovered mummies in their desert province of Xinjiang, they were startled to find that these people were of Celtic origin. The mummies had red hair and clothing made in Europe. These people brought with them horses, the wheel and woven cloth. Evidence suggests that these ‘caucasians’ resided in China for over 3000 years. This amazing find would have been kept secret to the outside world if not for the chance discovery of an American professor Victor Mair in the 1980’s.
These mummies were part of the ‘Secrets of the Silk Road’ exhibit which toured the US in 3 cities in 2010-11. However, the exhibit was cancelled suddenly without warning by the Chinese government because of their perceived cultural sensitivity.
The Yellow Emperor was Caucasian
“According to Taoist legend, Huang Di, had supernatural capabilities. It is said that his mother conceived him after she was energized by swirling light.”
The Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) of China is the father of Chinese Medicine. Huangdi, who lived 5000 years ago, was supposedly named for the yellow soil of the plains, loess. However, others argue that he was in fact named for the golden color of his hair, meaning he was caucasian. Huangdi was the name of a caucasian tribe that emigrated to China in 2700BC.
Personally, I think it would be appropriate for the Chinese government to return these mummies to a western historical center, such as the British Museum, since the mummies are not Chinese. They should be displayed and their history shared, not hidden away in China.
To learn more check out the fascinating documentary “Ancient White Mummies of Asia“.
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If you believe the Vikings series on the History Channel, it would appear that the majority of the Vikings were blondes. In Marvel’s Thor, he is blonde. The truth of the matter is that the god of thunder as well of a fair share of Vikings had red hair. According to Professor Donna Heddle, director of the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Centre for Nordic Studies, red hair was a cultural marker to the travels of the Vikings found in such places as Scotland and Russia. Now some would argue that red hair comes from the Celtics as well.
In my case, I have red hair from my Norwegian father, unless my dad is the mailman, and red hair from my German mother. Neither of my parents have red hair. My German grandmother had beautiful red curly locks. I have never met my dad’s parents but his kids from his first marriage to an Italian woman produced 2 kids with red hair. Yes I was treated like a red-haired stepchild. So if we are all to thank the Vikings for our red hair, I guess they journeyed to Italy because it takes red-haired genes from both parents to make redhead babies. Plus my wife’s great-grandfather, Angelo, who was Italian had striking red hair. He was a wild man too, wooing his future wife away from the convent by writing her love letters from his own blood during the second world war. Vikings were known to attack convents of ‘brides of Christ.’ I stole my woman from the Sister Theresa convent too.
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After seeing so many redheads here in Missoula, I knew I had moved to the right place. I am not sure what draws people with red hair to this beautiful valley in the mountains but here we are anyways. There have been a large Irish immigration to the area including the nearby city of Butte which boasts to have had the greatest number of immigrants from Ireland to the USA during the copper mine days. In addition, I quite often meet gingers that have moved here from my home state of Minnesota where based on my ancestry can be Irish, German or Scandinavian-like Red-haired Vikings. My goal is to organize a redhead festival of Western Montana. Thanks for your help!
The Vikings were known for their red hair and probably are responsible for spreading the red hair gene all over Europe. The Viking God Thor was known to possess those red curly locks, yes Marvel is wrong, he is not blonde. There is an argument to where red hair came from, such as from the Vikings, Celts, Irish or Scottish. Being that the red hair gene is recessive, who will ever know. I mean they call the redhead stepchild for a reason- because no one knows where they came from. I, myself come from parents who are German and mostly Norwegian. Neither had red hair. Maybe I was mailman’s kid or switched at birth. So I could be from Celtic or Viking.
Researchers claim all redheads come from one redhead. The problem that I have until someone explains it me is this: I thought you need two people that possessed the redhead gene to create a redhead. So, how did we come from one redhead? Frankly, I think I have a Neanderthal in me.
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