This is very, very interesting Hissar. I already knew about these mummies and the fact they were supposed to be scythians (culture also called "cimerians"
) but I didn't know they had actually named on the warriors "CONAN". That's pretty, pretty cool.
Long time ago my brother Cromulus here (here? I wonder where he is
) and me wrotte a littlebit about the scythians on the "historical art and symbolism inspiration on Conan" thread.
Kurgans (Clancy Browns, that is
) were a culture that spread though Europe that apparently also were descendants from the scythians/cimerians. They built buirial mounds on the stepes of Russia and Mongolia, very similar to the Mounds of the wizard on the Milius' movie.
These people were the origin of the now known as false myth of the "aryan race", (wich tried to explai the origin of the caucasian men on Europe as nordic). Truth is there has been several "white men" on Europe that came from different places, not just one single nordic race of supermen... Cro-magnons already were white skinned, scithyans too, then came the nordic-looking celts not from the north BUT FROM ASIA and also were and mixed with the people that was there, etruscs and people with white skin and dark hair and eyes from the north of Africa...
Apparently white skin doesn't have a single origin. It happens by the enviromental conditions that turns dark (the original colour of human skin) into pale to be better adapted to a colder heat and sunlight conditions.
Well, it's a really, really interesting topic.