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On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 22:20 -0800, Dale McCreery wrote:
> Here's an article on a village in China that is
> believed (by some) to be descended from Roman Soldiers.

As it said in the article, it's far more likely that they are simply
descended from steppe nomads. I seem to remember that some of the
Xiongnu (Mongolia, Han period) had Iranian names and wasn't Genghis Khan
said to have had green eyes? Presumably he was an ethnic Turk, although
I wouldn't like to be the man who said that in Ulan Bator!