A branch of nomadic Indo-European people of the indo-germanic sub-group, related with Indo-European people (Germans, Celts, Iranians (Aryans), Greeks ..) of Europe and Central Asia, called by Greeks as Tocharatoi, by Chinese and later Turko-Mongolian people as (Ta-)Yu-echi/Da-Xia/Da-Hia and Da-Shi (”Tajik”) were nomads in the Pontic and central Asian´s steppes up to China and Mongolia. Earliest records of their existence goes back for 4000 years ago. Unlike most Indo-European languages, their language was an isolated one, tough it belonged to the centum-branch (centum: 100; German, English, Dutch…) of the Indo-European languages, unlike the satem-branch (satem:100; Iranic languages (Abestan/Avestan), Sanscrit, Vedic, Sarkholi, Hindustani/Urdu….). The first evidence of their language dates on the 8th century A.D when first religious books were written in the Tocharian language in all Central Asia, their native and original language beside Bactrian and Soghdian. However, they became famous under the name ”Kushan” (from Guishang, modern chinese province Gansu) and later again they were part of the larger Central Asian´s tribal confederation of the Hephthalites, a mixed ethos (Sogdians, Bactrians, Tocharians, Persians, Turks, Mongols and possibly Tibetans and Koreans) formed of deadly warriors from large parts of Asia.
James Churchward had made a great deal out of an “Inner Asian Empire ruled by White People” and made it one of the most important forces in prehistory. As usual, he got a few things mixed up. But there was a time that a Caucasian people controlled the very heart of Asia, and right up against the Mongols of
the Gobi desert as well.
A Tocharian female mummy with long
flaxen blonde hair, perfectly preserved
in braided hair. Items of weaved
material, identical to Celtic Cloth.
A Tocharian man with red-blond
hair; his clear European
features still visible after lying
nearly 3,500 years in his desert grave in China
Tocharian male mummy. To his right is a swastika decoration found on his helmet
recovered from the Tocharian grave sites.
The swastika was part of the original Indo-European language, meaning “well being” or “Good luck”
Recent excavations in the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang province have uncovered more than 100 naturally mummified corpses of people who lived there between 4,000 and 2,400 years ago, indicating that the European race of red and blonde hair with blue eyes lived in this area at one time. The bodies were amazingly well preserved by the arid climate, and according to the New York Times “…archaeologists could hardly believe what they saw.”
The mummies had long noses and skulls, blond or red hair, thin lips, deep-set eyes, and other unmistakably European features. Dr. Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania said, “Because the Tarim Basin Caucasoid corpses are almost certainly representatives of the Indo-European family, and because they date from a time period early enough to have a bearing on the expansion of the Indo-European people from their homeland, it is thought that they will play a crucial role in determining just where that might have been.”
One such mummy is of a teenage girl with blond hair and blue eyes. Her remains was found in a cave and has become quite a tourist attraction in Beijing. She has been given the name, “The Lady of Tarim” and is on display at the museum. It is believed that she was someone of importance who lived over 3,000 years ago. She was found buried in fine embroidered garments of wool and leather, along with beautiful jewelry, jars and ornaments of gold, silver, jade and onyx. Her remains are in such a remarkable state of preservation that she looks as if she was sleeping.
Juchu - Botanicula
meanwhile in Australia