This Aryan movement must have begun about 2000 B.C., though it was not until some centuries later that it reached India - possibly not until 1000 B.C. The decay of the migrants was very rapid, probably the last of them died out about the time of Buddha in the sixth or seventh century. The Ceylonese civilization is known to have died prior to 500 B.C. This first drift to the east, then, must have happened about the same time as the first drift to the south, for Egyptian monuments picture blond northern types long before the Dorians entered Greece, and that time is known to be about 1200 b.c. The men who had reached Egypt were possibly forerunners of the main army. This Northern type of man did not find Italy until some centuries after it found Greece, probably not until the seventh century b.c, and this would fully account for the later appearance of Roman civilization and its longer survival. Its culture was growing while that of Greece was dying. There is plenty of evidence that the Greek Aryans, whose statues are typically German in type, were practically all dead in the fifth or fourth century b.c, and that the Aryan Roman disappeared before the Christian era. Anthropologists incline to the view that there is little Aryan blood in either peninsula now. It died out because they had migrated too rapidly to become adjusted to the new environment by nature's slow method of the survival of the fittest variations - the method whereby the earlier invaders in the paleolithic ages had become adjusted. The present Greeks and Italians are non-Aryan descendants of the Mediterranean races whom the Aryans had conquered (Pelasgians and Ligurians). The historian, Freeman, beautifully states the relationship to the Romans, of belated Northern Europeans traveling southward into the Roman Empire. The Romans were "elder brethren - men whose institutions and whose speech were simply other forms of their own."*
Later Aryan migrations have been greatly misunderstood until recently. It is becoming recognized as a fact that the Slavs were a tall, blond, long-headed Northern race which overran the eastern half of Europe, forcing its language on the conquered races. Yet they, too, have disappeared in most part, leaving their language as an evidence of conquest. Because these alleged Slavs of the steppes are talking Slav does not mean they are Aryans - if so, then our negroes are Anglo-Saxon Aryans.
Similarly, the Celts, Gaels or Gauls, were a tall, blond, longheaded Northern race, which spread over the entire Western half of Europe as an aristocracy, forcing its language upon every body - primitive Eurafricans and Turanians alike. The language was spoken from Spain to Scotland, and the native tongues more or less forgotten. Yet these Celts have perhaps completely disappeared from Spain and Southern France, and possibly also from Northern France and Southern England. They have survived in the north of the British Islands. In the time of the Roman occupation of England the Northern Gaels or Caledonians, were described as big blonds.