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White Huns (Hephthalites), located in Central Asia, mainly in the Oxus Valley (C.A.: Turkey and Tibet, and later Pakistan), (C.E. 425 - 557)
Here you go, follow these three links to watch us Huns on YouTube !!! :
1.) MONTY PYTHON !!!!!!!!!! (Featuring, that's right, us White Huns !!!!!) :
2.) Mulan !!! (Where
we, the White Huns,
make a cameo
3.) A young, very little girl makes a presentation of us White Huns (in school for a project). Listen closely!
Here are some preserved statues of us White Huns:
This is the style of shelter in which some of us White Huns slept in:
Here are two separate pictures of some of our very own Hephthalite coins and medals:
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Oh, and don't forget to check out this picture of the Taj Mahal (in India), where we, the White Huns, invaded !!! (At the below URL !) !!!!!
Here are two separate pictures of four of our coins. :
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We, the Huns, are in the Age of Cavalry, which began around 400 A.D., and we specialize in military technology. Are military technology arsenal includes: the horse archer (the first horse nomad incursion into Europe were are, the Hunnish, invasions of this, the 4th, century. Our importance in the history of military technology is our expanding of the use of the composite recurved bow into the eastern Roman Empire. This is one greatly significant example of technological "borrowing."
We Hephthalite nomads are not very interested in art, and we also have Hephthalite chiefs. We Hephthalites have no cities; we roam freely and live in tents. We also do not live in towns, and our government concists pf a moving camp. We move in search of water and pasture, journeying in the summer to cool places and to warmer ones in the winter. Also, we have no belief in the Buddhist law. However, we serve many divinities. Aside from our deformations of skulls, our other interesting feature is our "polyandrous" society, where brothers marry one woman who becomes their wife.
Our, the Hephthalite, language is Iranian, yet it differs from those of the Mongols and also of the various Hu, or Turkic (languages). However, we speak Mongol tongues, as the Avars (6th-9th century) would inform you. Also, we have no script, or form of writing. And, we also use tally sticks instead of letters (we have no letters), and we also use a debased form of the Greek alphabet. Finally, because we conquered the Kushan, we retain(ed) many facets and features of the Kushan culture, including our adoption of the Greek alphabet.
We, the Hephthalites, do not believe in Buddhism even though this religion is practiced in territories under our, Hephthalite, control. We worship Heaven and also fire (a clear reference to Zoroastrianism). However, our found burials seem to indicate the normal practice of the disposing of the dead, which is against Zoroastrian belief. So therefore, we are neither Buddhists nor Zoroastrians.
Blog Entry One
, C.E. 432
Our Hunnic hordes come from the east reach the Roman Empire and conquer most of Europe. Before that time, they have been numbered among the nomadic tribes of the Asian steppes and their origin was almost unknown. Now we have many research elements that have brought more light about this people, or complex of peoples, and have discovered that they were present in the most ancient times in Mesopotamia, and that have even been linked in some way, though not ethnically, with the Israelites in different times along history.
Blog Entry Two
, C.E. 456
Our Hunnic origin is directly connected with two well-known peoples of ancient Middle East: the Sumerians and the Scythians, namely, in the kingdom founded by Nimrod. Even though they belong to the Japhetic stock and their most creditable ancestor is Magog, the Sumerian heritage has been kept by them more than by any other people, which implies that they are in fact the result of a mixed background. According to their own legendary accounts (legends that are anyway founded on true facts), it is very feasible that Magog's descent was under Nimrod's rule, and that they kept close ties with Sumerians even for a long time after the Sumerians disappeared from Mesopotamia as a national entity.
Blog Entry Three
, C.E. 543
Our particular link with ancient Sumerians was found through the comparison of modern Hungarian (Magyar) and other related languages with documents of the ancient Middle East, that revealed a possible common origin. It is evident that the language element is absolutely not a sufficient basis to establish the origin of peoples, since language can be lost and adopted from other non-related cultures (for example, Yiddisch, a German-based tongue, became for centuries the language of European Jews, who are Semitic). Therefore, other more relevant elements like traditions, cultural heritage and, if existing, historic documents are needed. Taking language as the starting point, we have to consider on one side the whole complex of peoples that may be regarded as Huns (Hunogurs, Bulgars, Magyars, Sabirs, etc) and on the other side, the relationship between Sumerians, Scythians, Hurrites and Elamites(
Blog Entry Four
, C.E. 555
We White Huns, or Hephthalites, are described as being a people of the kindred steppe who occupy the pasture-lands in the Altai Mountain of southwestern Mongolia. Now, toward the middle of the 5th
century, we are expanding westward, while this is because of the pressure that is put on us by the Juan-juan, who are a powerful nomadic tribe from Mongolia. Hopefully, they will never become a great power in the Oxus basin or the Persian empire's most serious enemy (within decades, they will do these two things).
Bibliography Bentley, Jerry, and Herbert Ziegler.
Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past__. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, an imprint of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2006.
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