In the West, it is taken as historical fact that Genghis Khan and the Mongol invaders of Europe from the East were racial Asians. However, the notion that they were Asian didn’t arise until the 18th Century in western Europe–the Russians themselves never believed it, and there is no evidence whatsoever that the Mongolian people themselves ever believed it.
Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson has done a recent podcast where he goes into fascinating detail debunking this long-held legend. While there certainly are a small number of Europeans with some asiatic admixture, it did not come from this mythic Mongol invasion.
Dr. Johnson makes the following points:
-No evidence of Mongol empire in northern China
-No Mongolian histories give credence to the theory
-Russians have never believed this thesis
-Not one single Asian skeleton found in Russia
-No contemporary source describes Mongols as Asian
-Contemporary 13th Century paintings show Mongols and Rus looking the same racially
-Cossacks were called Tartars
-Mongol comes from Greek word meaning “great”
-Contemporary sources describe Mongols as White men
-Genghis Khan had red hair and gray eyes
-Mongols were Scythians from eastern Russia, Siberia
-Rus, Slav, Avars, Scythian used interchangeably
-Marco Polo referred to the Scythians
-Cossacks are the closest descendants of the Mongols
-Only the Scythians had an empire large enough to field such an army
-Orthodox Church benefited from Mongol occupation
-Muscovites welcomed the Mongol occupation
-Anti-Russian writers concocted the Asian Mongol theory
-No asian artifacts from the Mongol occupation
-Sarmatians were proto-Slavic peoples
-Mongols used Scythian metalwork
-Eastern Scythians were dominant in China
You can listen to this fascinating lecture here on archive.org and also embedded below. He begins talking about the Mongol Myth at about 27:00 into the podcast.
Update: the podcast appears to have been removed, but here is a video:
Here is the same recording from the video above, but in MP3 format:
And a similar video:
Very interesting, I suppose there is no evidence of Mongol Empires or that the Khan was “mongoloid” if we discount the Far Eastern Historical account. I mean it is very easy to believe that the Temujin the common had red hair and glittering green eyes, if we discount the Yuan Dynasty portraits of the Khan whose sponsorship were Genghis Khan’s own grandchildren.
When there’s no real genetic evidence, I suppose it’s easy to ignore the claims of 16 million Chinese who believe themselves descendant of this person and that his Y-Chromosome is potentially identified as C-M217, when no Russians claim to be the descendant of a Mongol.
I suppose it’s easy to take the word of a fair-skin Persian historian with possible Merovingian DNA connection, named Rashid Al-Din (who was born at least a decade after the Khan’s death), if you have no understanding of the ancient traditional or modern Chinese character system.
Christians for Truth (?) I have a question for you. What is the ancient Chinese character for the word “Boat”?
It is a 3 picture character. It is a vessel, eight, mouths. It is describing NOAH’s ARK. Similarly, the word for “desire” is a woman between 2 trees. The character for the “devil” is a picture of a living being, surrounding a man in a garden with a secret in his heart. If you are truly interested in the truth, there is no need to erase Asians from their historical place. I am not Chinese or Mongol.
Please take the eastern account into more serious consideration.
You have committed many logical fallacies. Just because millions of people believe something isn’t proof that it is true. There are millions of White people who believe that they have Native America indian ancestry but do not. And just because Genghis Khan may have been White does not mean that all of his descendants would also be White. In fact, the vast majority of Indians who live in India are descendants of the ancient Aryans who ruled over India thousands of years ago. Their ancestor is White but they are not. The same is true of the Egyptians. All people who live in Egypt today are descendants of the original White Egyptians, even though today they are not White. The entire Middle/Near East was White at one time, including the north coast of Africa. That’s the history of most civilizations have gone.
You “imply” something interesting —
Toward the end of your comment — are you “implying” that the Chinese were Israelites???
Caucasians are the true Hebrew Israelites.. The Saka or Scythians had the largest Empire and it stretched from the Rhine in Germany to Xi’an China. There are hundreds of pyramids and Kurgan mounds larger than the great pyramid in Egypt in Xi’an China and the Celtic Caucasian mummies with tattoos buried at the lowest levels of the Kurgan mounds in China predate all of the Asian mongoloid peoples and rulers. The Scythians were far more advanced than their Asian neighbors and the Chinese adopted horseback riding along with the wheeled chariots. When you research the 13 tribes of Israel you will see a clear path of them being taken to the lands of Media in the bible and then forming into separate nations. One becoming Parthia and the other Saka or Scythia.. The Saka are Saxon and are the true Sons of Isaac. DNA has proven this fact but they will not discuss DNA because it is irrefutable and debunks mainstream history. Native Americans closest ancestor is western Europeans.. Any person that has ancestry native born Irish, Scottish, French, Greek, Nordic, Italian, German, Spanish, Slavic, Armenian, English, ext are the true born relatives of the lost tribes of Israel. This is why Christ called the Jews liars and the synagogue of Satan. The word “Jew” comes from the province and during the time of Christ immigrants lived in Judea not Hebrews. All the Hebrews migrated out of the land. Christ’s main mission was to reunite his lost sheep and he did that. This is why the worlds largest religion is Christianity and always will be! It is the true religion that all religions are based. The Scythians worshiped Zoroastrianism and in that, they believe in a Sky father who had two sons who were always in competition on Earth.. Sound familiar? Religion started out as monotheism and it developed into polytheism and then returned back to mono. This is what the evidence shows!
The lecture has been removed from archive.org; it’s not clear why.
This sounds to me like the views of the Russian mathematician Fomenko. Whether true or not, I’m pleased it’s being aired.