In the summer of 1997, as I was visiting the Islands of the Aegean Sea, interested mainly in the small island Santorini, I would tell my colleague and friend, Dr. Cocioba, that we were tracking the "Great Pelasgian Empire."
The Santorini Island has a unique characteristic: it preserves under its volcanic ashes a civilisation that perished 1000 years before the Greeks' arrival from the east of the Caspian Sea (1900 1400 B.C., in four waves: the Achaeans, the Ionians, the Dorians and the Aeolians ).
We identified on an over one meter tall amphora the Dacian spiral (of Pelasgian origin) and on a fresco, "The Sun of Alexander the Great", painted there thousands of years before the latter was born. As a matter of fact, the Greeks lay claim to this symbol in their political offensive against the new Macedonian Republic. As I have already said, history is "strange" and everything seems to depend on who is writing it and for whom.
One night I was talking with Serban about the history of our people. I told him about V. Gordon Childe's book, The History of Civilisation The Aryans, where on pages 176-177, there is a map of the spread of the Proto European people ( Aryan, Carpatho- Danubian, Pelasgian or whatever name you may wish to use for us) from the area confined by the Carpathian Mountains, the Driester ( the Romanian name for this river being Nistru) , and the Balkan Mountains, to Mesopotamia, the Persian Empire, the south of China, India, the Himalayan Mountains and reaching as far as the present-day Japanese Islands.
Dr. Cocioba's reaction to this was as spontaneous as ever and he laughed his bon-homme-like laughter saying: "Come now, Miky, we all did our best to understand you when you wrote somewhere that we are not Rome's descendants, but their forefathers. I perfectly understand and I'm backing you up indeed when you say that we were the first people in Europe, that is the Proto Europeans, a Pre Sumerian civilisation. Then you say we invaded Asia Caucasia, then China, and later even India , that we even conquered Egypt and Mesopotamia. Well I've grown used to it all, but to say we conquered Japan?!
Our chat went on into the night, on the " Volcanic Villa View" Terrace in Santorini; the Aegean Sea had turned from bluish to red for a short while and then, after swallowing up the sun, changed into a darker hue than the lava of the volcano nearby, cooled off thousands of years ago, while on the sky thousands and millions of bright little lanterns started twinkling. Finally, half-convinced, my friend tells me: "Should you write about our invading Japan, make sure their government doesn't find out " That's why I'm asking you to keep the "secret". In 1993 Barnes & Noble publishes The Aryans. Nothing shocked me more than that map locating the area confined by the Carpatho Pontic area and the river Driester as the origin of the Europeans and of the world's cultures.. The fact that those Carpatho Danubian Aryans built up a powerful dynasty in Mesopotamia in 1500 B.C. and that they then conquered Persia, Anatolia, Asia and India spreading their language, religion and culture as far as the Himalayas was something I knew, but to say that they conquered Japan?
This is how I got down to study the prehistory of Japan. I'll let you judge for yourselves When the Yayoi population, the forefathers of the present-day Japanese people, arrived in Japan, in 300 A.D. (rather late, as you see), they found an indigenous population, whom they called "Emishi", that is "barbarous." However, their name was "Ainu" (that is "man") , sounding very much like the word "Aomu." They were simple hunters and fishermen. They called themselves "Men" (the Romanian word being "oameni"), as did the Carpatho - Danubian Aryans who had invaded India and who were worshipping the Vedic god "OM". They like to call themselves "oameni" ("men") and are considered today the descendants of the Caucasians - the Carpatho - Danubian Aryans - who invaded the so-called Japanese Islands 5000 years ago (3000 B.C.). By the time they conquered India, today's China had already been vanquished. Until not long ago, the Chinese people had prided themselves upon their "forefathers" - the mummies discovered at Tarim Basin. However, they seem to have taken pride in "our" forefathers. The discovery of the new "PCR" machines (Polymerise Chain Reaction) capable of reading and interpreting chromosomal remains - blueprints stored in the mitochondrial DNA - has produced "historical" and archaeological surprises... The results of this study on these Tarim Basin mummies (western China), have attested their ... European origin and their connection with the Toch - Aryans. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
But let us turn back to the Carpatho - Danubian Ainu population, from Japan. They were forced by the Yayoi invaders to withdraw ever more to the north, as the latter's population had increased alarmingly.
In 805 A.D., the emperor was presented with a statement referring to the high expenses caused by the incessant fights with the Ainu population, and mentioning that "the Ainu people gathered in big numbers, like ants do only to disappear as swiftly as birds."
The Ainu population, although driven away towards the cold islands Hokkaido and Sakhalin, preserved nevertheless their independence until the year 1799 when the Japanese decided to occupy them in order to "protect them from the Russian aggression". Until not long ago nobody was interested in the origins of these fair-haired, bearded Ainu people. No chromosomal research (PCR) has been made because nobody has been willing to spend 5-10,000 dollars to find the truth, and as for the Japanese, they prefer to ignore them altogether.
The American anthropologist Carleton Coon considers that the Caucasians who arrived 5000 years ago have the same origin as the ones who took over the Kurile and Aleutian Islands (becoming thus the first discoverers of America), the basin of the river Amur and Manchuria. Others consider these Ainu people (I call them Carpatho - Danubian) are the ones and the same as those who migrated to Asia; the Caucasians who got as far as the present-day Mongolia and who, after crossing the Behring narrows, spread on the land of the two Americas. This theory is endorsed by the discovery, in 1958, on the Ecuadorian coast, of several ceramic vases, very much similar to those made by the Ainu population.
It would not be too far-fetched to say that these Carpatho - Danubians, the Aryans, the Pelasgians, the Ainu population or whatever other name one wishes to give them, these ancestors are the people the "Legend of the White Man" speaks about, as the "Fair Bearded Man" arrived in Mexico and Peru 5000 ago, that is in much the same period.
It seems that the Ainu Carpatho - Danubian people, as they invaded Japan, encountered a population, commonly known as "the Jomon Culture", about which the existing evidence is sporadic and insufficient. After being cast out by the Yayoi people who had come from Korea around 300 A.D., the Ainu population was dispersed, killed or simply "assimilated". The Japanese have a hard time remembering those "white people" whom they found on the islands they now inhabit. Roughly 14,000 Ainu people live today in small villages along the coasts of the Hokkaido Island, but as far as their origin is concerned, nobody evinced any "scientific interest".
Beginning with the 19th century A.D., the Ainu people have adopted the traditional Japanese dress. There is no study made on their language, as the Japanese "researchers" have labelled it "impossible to classify" . We hope one day a "man" (the Romanian word being "om"), a descendant of these Carpatho - Danubian people, will have the money and scientific curiosity to spend several thousand dollars on a molecular archaeological test - PCR - which would confirm their "genetic blueprint".
If today a PCR machine costs several thousand dollars and is no bigger than a microwave oven, in the immediate future such a device is sure to have the size of a palmtop computer. This would help carrying it to the research sites, the information obtained being then analysed by a specialised computer that could compare the data stored to thousands of other mitochondrial genetic blueprints characteristic of the different races and civilisations. I am telling you all this because it may set ajar for you the door to the immediate future of modern archaeology. Consequently, you, those whom I call the Carpatho - Danubian Ainu people, you still have to wait ... unless you die out, until somebody manifests interest in your - our - civilisation!