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Posted by giorgos on April 26, 2001 at 18:25:33:

In Reply to: ARE YOU ALL REALLY GREEK!!!!!???????? posted by Gunter Steiner on April 26, 2001 at 11:09:39:

Merit Encycolpedia "The people of Modern Greece represent a mixture of ancient Greeks with peoples of many other cultures. In the 6th and 7th centuries A.D., Slavs colonized much of the country, especially the Peloponnesus, but they were abosrbed. In the 10th century Epirus and Thessaly were overun by Normans, and in the 13th century, Frankish Knights on the Fourth Crusade came and settled in Greece. However nearly 4 centuries on Ottoman domination, from 1453 to 1828, had relatively little impact on the ethnic composition of the Greeks. The Vlachs, who had settled in Greece during the Roman Period and spoke a Romance language derived from Latin, had much influence on the formation of the modern Greeks.'

: I read a book many years ago written by a German Anthropologist who claimed that there was VERY LITTLE CONNECTION IF ANY between the ancient greeks (who enlightened the world with their culture) and the countries modern day inhabitants who he claimed were a mixture of halfbred turks and slavs but mosltly turkish.He also highlighted earlier periods of history with the destruction of cities like Sparta and Athens which were destroyed,its male inhabitants killed and women sold into slavery and the cities reinhabited by Roman citizens from surrounding areas.I dont personally now how true or Factual his study really was as i have never seen or heard of anything similiar in any anthropological journal but modern day greeks look identical to their Turkish-Arabibic Cousins therefore if the proof is in the pudding he must have been right.Does anyone remember this Anthropologists name and if so what are your thoughts on his theory?????

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