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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Genealogy of Mythic Proportions

Professor Noboru Karashima puts the rest of us to shame.

The respected Japanese scholar specialising in Indian studies says he has records of his ancestors, including mythological ancestors, going back 74 generations, a timeline that stretches to the days of Confucius in the fifth century B.C. [Link (emphasis mine)]
Says Professor Karashima, "We cannot really rely on records available until the 8th century, when one of my ancestors clearly appears in Japanese history."

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