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  • Michelle Moyers

    Kalash Girl - Northern Pakistan. The culture of Kalash people is unique and differs completely from the various ethnic groups surrounding them.They are the only non-Muslim people in Pakistan. They don't share DNA markers with any other races/peoples and their origins have fascinated anthropologists due to the unusually high frequency of light hair, skin, and eyes (particularly green).

  • Jenni Strand

    So beautiful! Kalash Girl - Northern Pakistan. The Kalash are fascinating. They don't share DNA markers with any other races/peoples, and they are so isolated they have managed to preserve their culture. They're the only non-muslim people in Pakistan. Even more interesting, most don't look caucasian like this girl, but it happens in their gene pool, a lot. Must learn more.

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North Pakistan... I love N Pakistan, coming down the Hunza River Valley from the Taklimikan Dessert in China was the best trip of m life.

Kalash Girl - Northern Pakistan. The Kalash are fascinating. They don't share DNA markers with any other races/peoples, and they are so isolated they have managed to preserve their culture.

Kalash of Northern Pakistan. The Kalash are fascinating. They don't share DNA markers with any other races/peoples, and they are so isolated they have managed to preserve their culture.

The Kalash are indigenous people of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Some in the academic community have speculated that the Kalash might be from ancient Middle Eastern populations, an indigenous population from South Asia, or members of Alexander the Great's army. Though often overstated, instances of blond hair or light eyes are not uncommon.

In the mountains of Pakistan, 6,000 people live who look and sound very different from their neighbors. They claim to have lived in the area for thousands of years and they look European. Many of the Kalash are blond haired and blue eyed, an anomaly in Pakistan! Some believe that they are descendants of Alexander the Great’s army though their true ethnic origins are still unproven. DNA testing has not produced any connection to Greeks, yet it also showed no East or South Asian lineages either.

Pakistani Boy and his "pet" goat (which the family will likely use for milk and eventually end up eating -- And although the child understands this, the goat is still his friend).

*CANOPIC JAR: found in kv 55 by sergiothirteen. Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife.