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Hungary: archaeologists discover tomb of Attila the Hun
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:37:35 PM »
Hungary: Archaeologists Discover Tomb of Attila the Hun 





Budapest Construction workers building the foundations of a new bridge over the Danube River in the Hungarian capitol, have unearthed a spectacular 5th century sepulchre. The analysis of the monument revealed that it was the burial chamber of a great hunnic leader, most likely  that of King Attila himself.

 “This site is absolutely incredible!” explains Albrecht Rümschtein, an historian from the Lorand Eötvös University in Budapest and member of the team of specialists investigating the tomb. “We found many horse skeletons, as well as various weapons and other artefacts, all traditionally associated with Huns. These objects include a large sword made of meteoric iron, which could certainly be Attila’s legendary “Holy War Sword of the Scythians”, allegedly given to him by the god Mars himself. In fact, this definitely seems to be the resting place of the almighty Attila, but further analysis needs to be done to confirm it.”

 Nicknamed “the scourge of God” by roman historians, Attila was the ruler of the Huns, a nomadic people originating possibly from Central Asia. He ruled from 434 A.D., until his death in 453 after a feast celebrating his latest marriage to a beautiful and young gothic princess named Ildico. He led many military raids on both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires provoquing what has become knowned as the Barbarian Invasions or the Great Migration, a large movement of germanic populations that greatly accelerated the fall of Rome and the advent of the Middle Ages in Europe. He his considered by most Hungarians, as the founder of the country.

 The discovery of this funerary site could bring many clarifications concerning the origins and identity of the hunnic people and of Attila himself, which have both been sources of debate for centuries. The analysis of pieces of pottery and jewelry found on the site, should bring a new light on their cultural origins and trade networks, and help scientists better understand this badly documented people.



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Re: Hungary: archaeologists discover tomb of Attila the Hun
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Re: Hungary: archaeologists discover tomb of Attila the Hun
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 02:59:52 PM »
There's a theory that the Huns were the descendants of the Hsiung-nu, who raided China during the, I believe, Tang dynasty, before the Chinese crushed them, and drove them west. They were a Mongolian people.
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Re: Hungary: archaeologists discover tomb of Attila the Hun
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 03:03:24 PM »
Hun
Hungary

now I'm a linguistic expert

BTW the Hungarian language is closest to Estonian and Finnish, which along with Basque are NOT part of the remainder of Europe's language groups.

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Re: Hungary: archaeologists discover tomb of Attila the Hun
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 08:58:41 AM »
Hun
Hungary

now I'm a linguistic expert

BTW the Hungarian language is closest to Estonian and Finnish, which along with Basque are NOT part of the remainder of Europe's language groups.



Yeah, but the language isn't from the Huns. It's from the Magyars, who rode in around the 9th and 10th centuries.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 09:01:29 AM »
Hun
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BTW the Hungarian language is closest to Estonian and Finnish, which along with Basque are NOT part of the remainder of Europe's language groups.

Those three languages are actually not associated with any others around the globe.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 04:22:53 PM »
Are you all sure he didn't come from Kenya? :silly:
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2014, 04:54:45 PM »
Those three languages are actually not associated with any others around the globe.

I call it two languages groups; Uralic (encompassing Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian etc.) and Basque.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uralic_languages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language

and about Language Isolates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_isolate

It all makes for fascinating leaning. I have no known involvement with either of these two, aside from the speculative possibility my Swedish/Norwegian* ancestors could have adopted a Lapp, or my Catalonian (French, Spanish) ancestors could have adopted a Basque.

*My father referred to himself as a Black Swede (similar to Black Irish).  He joked he could have been the product of wide ranging Viking voyages, to Spain or the Mediterranean. It wasn't until after his death, I realized he may have been correct, and not just his normal joking around Scandinavian dry humor.

It is interesting how in Sweden they recognize their Finnish speakers and Sami/Lapp speakers.



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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2014, 05:44:39 PM »
I call it two languages groups; Uralic (encompassing Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian etc.) and Basque.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uralic_languages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language

and about Language Isolates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_isolate

It all makes for fascinating leaning. I have no known involvement with either of these two, aside from the speculative possibility my Swedish/Norwegian* ancestors could have adopted a Lapp, or my Catalonian (French, Spanish) ancestors could have adopted a Basque.

*My father referred to himself as a Black Swede (similar to Black Irish).  He joked he could have been the product of wide ranging Viking voyages, to Spain or the Mediterranean. It wasn't until after his death, I realized he may have been correct, and not just his normal joking around Scandinavian dry humor.

It is interesting how in Sweden they recognize their Finnish speakers and Sami/Lapp speakers.


Thanks for the info, ts....

Your mentioning a "Black Swede" makes me wonder about my own brown eyes with my 100% Swedish ancestry.   The family rumor was that some impure French blood got in the mix, but maybe it was a Spaniard.   ^-^

My family came from the area of Sweden where the Vikings invaded to the East (Russian, Ukraine), so it's curious that my blood, in some long ago past, got tainted by the darker people from the south. ;*)
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2014, 06:27:23 PM »
Thanks for the info, ts....

Your mentioning a "Black Swede" makes me wonder about my own brown eyes with my 100% Swedish ancestry.   The family rumor was that some impure French blood got in the mix, but maybe it was a Spaniard.   ^-^

My family came from the area of Sweden where the Vikings invaded to the East (Russian, Ukraine), so it's curious that my blood, in some long ago past, got tainted by the darker people from the south. ;*)
My Dad was 1/2 Swedish, on his father's side. I have pictures of his father and his wife, eg. grandparents. From different regions of Sweden (towns of Karlstad, and near Vajxo, Kronoberg , but both dark haired. Came to Minnesota in 1871 and 1863 respectively.

My Dad had nearly black hair, and blue eyes, and a light slightly freckled complexion, probably from his North British mother.

If you don't already know about it, Vilhelm Moberg wrote fascinating books about Swedish immigration to America.

If you like music, check out "Kristina from Duvelama" a musical play based on Moberg's books, by the two guys from ABBA, you know they wrote "Mama Mia." (Bjorn and Bennie)

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2014, 06:55:15 PM »
My Dad was 1/2 Swedish, on his father's side. I have pictures of his father and his wife, eg. grandparents. From different regions of Sweden (towns of Karlstad, and near Vajxo, Kronoberg , but both dark haired. Came to Minnesota in 1871 and 1863 respectively.

My Dad had nearly black hair, and blue eyes, and a light slightly freckled complexion, probably from his North British mother.

If you don't already know about it, Vilhelm Moberg wrote fascinating books about Swedish immigration to America.

If you like music, check out "Kristina from Duvelama" a musical play based on Moberg's books, by the two guys from ABBA, you know they wrote "Mama Mia." (Bjorn and Bennie)

I read both The Emigrants and Unto a Good Land, and loved them both!  I didn't realize that there was a musical based on Moberg's books.  I'll have to check that out!

I lived in the TC's for 6 years, and went to Stillwater and the area where the stories took place (Well,  the Minnesota part!).

As for the hair coloring, I only have photos of my grandparents when they were young (3 of 4 died before I was born), and their hair looks very dark (ALL were born in Sweden), but my Dad was a redhead and my Mom a blonde, so I don't know if it was just the lighting, or if they were ash blondes.

The one time I was in Sweden, I noticed that most of the adults weren't blondes, but when I went to a Swedish ancestry college in MN, most of the pure Swedish students were blonder than I.

Incidentally, 3 of 4 of my grandparents were from the Karlstad area........one really close, one from Nora, and the other came from what my Mom referred to as "Norland" (which I guess was anything north of Karlstad!).  My b-in-l does the ancestry thing, and found out she was really from Vitsand, which isn't all that far north.

I always pictured her as being from Lappland, but it was really in or near Dalarna.
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2014, 07:18:02 PM »
I read both The Emigrants and Unto a Good Land, and loved them both!  I didn't realize that there was a musical based on Moberg's books.  I'll have to check that out!

Did you know Moberg did research for his books, while living in the Chisago Lakes region of Minnesotta?

He later lived in Monterey California, Laguna Beach California, and eventually went back to Sweden where he committed suicide.

Bjorn and Bennie wrote "Mama Mia," and later "Kristina from Duvemala," the latter about the main characters (Karl, Kristina) in the Emgrants tetralogy.

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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 07:24:58 PM »
Did you know Moberg did research for his books, while living in the Chisago Lakes region of Minnesotta?

He later lived in Monterey California, Laguna Beach California, and eventually went back to Sweden where he committed suicide.

Bjorn and Bennie wrote "Mama Mia," and later "Kristina from Duvemala," the latter about the main characters (Karl, Kristina) in the Emgrants tetralogy.

Is the musical in Swedish?  I just did a quick check on Amazon and only saw a CD that was in Swedish.

(My understanding of the language is limited to a few prayers, sayings and songs from my childhood!)

Oh...........and I saw that Moberg committed suicide after suffering from depression.  Very sad.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2014, 07:31:48 PM »
Is the musical in Swedish?  I just did a quick check on Amazon and only saw a CD that was in Swedish.

(My understanding of the language is limited to a few prayers, sayings and songs from my childhood!)

Oh...........and I saw that Moberg committed suicide after suffering from depression.  Very sad.

"Kristina" has been performed in the US, in English......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristina_fr%C3%A5n_Duvem%C3%A5la
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