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From: "LJCrain" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celts in Anatolia
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:28:56 -0600
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Anne; Are you saying that a person could have a "Turkish" haplogroup and
their ancestor was actually part of the Celtic expansion into Europe early
on? I think we tend to forget we are looking at deep ancestry, when we jump
to conclusions sometimes.

Janet Crain

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From: "Annie, The WritingTeacher" <>
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Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 7:54 PM
Subject: [DNA] Celts in Anatolia

> 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
> European Celts into Turkey about 1,000 BC or before. They formed part of
> 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
> of Europen migration from Central Europe back to the Middle East and
> Asia in prehistoric times. Example, the "Iranic" trait of auburn hair.
> 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
> 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
> Hittites sent his son, said to be a redhaired Celt, to marry the20-year
> widow of King Tut, but he was done away with on his journey by Tut's
> 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
> 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
> names in Anatolia: Mira, Wanda, Vali, Vanda.
> Anne Hart
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