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From: "Annie, The WritingTeacher" <>
Subject: [DNA] Celts in Anatolia
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:54:53 -0800

Celts in Anatolia around 1,000 BC were known as Keltistani (Keltistan) and
also as Galatians from Galatia. There has been a large migration of Central
European Celts into Turkey about 1,000 BC or before. They formed part of the
Hittite Indo-European-speaking peoples of Central Turkey/Anatolia who
introduced iron to Egypt. There were Hittite Pharoahs in ancient Egypt who
were Keltistanis. There is even today an Egyptian dance known as "raks
Keltistani" (Dance of the Celts). Also 15% of Middle eastern peoples consist
of Europen migration from Central Europe back to the Middle East and Western
Asia in prehistoric times. Example, the "Iranic" trait of auburn hair. Most
people didn't know that Celts inhabited most of Turkey in ancient times,
including the Galatians of Biblical mention as well as the Cimmerians and
others, noted today in the blonde and redheaded Syrians of Aleppo and Turkey
as well as the Georgian/Azerbaijani areas of the Caucasus. The Hittite and
Hurrian languages were Indo-European. In fact in Egyptology, the king of the
Hittites sent his son, said to be a redhaired Celt, to marry the20-year old
widow of King Tut, but he was done away with on his journey by Tut's regent,
name Aye, so says some of the Egyptology publications. Most people don't
realize the Celtic influence in Anatolia as much as the Celtic art work in
gold from Central Europe in ancient times. Anatolia had Greeks in the West,
Trojons east of the Greeks, Hittites in the central part of Cappadocia,
Galatians and other Celts in central East, Kurdistanis near the Iraqi
border, and Armenians in East Anatolia near the Iranian border. Some Celtic
names in Anatolia: Mira, Wanda, Vali, Vanda.

Anne Hart

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