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So obviously the Tocharians migrated all the way to future Celticland, developed red hair, blue eyes,  an Indo-European language, and tartan kilts, and then got terribly homesick and decided to come all the way back again. ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Aug 27th, 2012 at 02:36:45 PM EST
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One thing I remember may well have been about the Yuezhi (the tribe mentioned in Chinese records usually identified with the Tocharians): that Chinese historian claimed that the mirror-translation of colours related to the hair, skin or eyes of people in ancient Chinese texts is out of context and refers to variation on a much lesser scale...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Aug 27th, 2012 at 03:18:41 PM EST
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Presumably that's why the mummified Tocharians were kept hidden from non-Chinese archeologists for so long.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Aug 27th, 2012 at 04:38:13 PM EST
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