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The Great Uighur Empire

James Churchward wrote about the Great Uighur Empire in the 1926 book, The Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Man and the 1931 books, The Children of Mu and and The Lost Continent of Mu. The purpose of this page is to replicate the text about the Great Uighur Empire as written by James Churchward and provide references to data that indicates either the truth or fiction of each point of James' theories.

From the Children of Mu(1931)

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122 18THE UIGHURS IN EUROPE.- The Uighur Empire was
19a great colonial empire embodying the whole of Central
20Asia from the Pacific Ocean to Ural Mountains with
21colonies and outposts throughout the central parts of Eu-
22rope. Only the Atlantic Ocean stopped them from pushin-
23ing on farther.
24There were two migrations of the Uighurs into Europe.
25The people of the first migration were pretty generally
26wiped out by the Great Magnetic Cataclysm and sub-
27sequent mountain raising. They were not entirely wiped
28out as three smal communities or families were saved.
29The descendants of these today are: the Bretons of France,
30the Basques of Spain and the "ginuine Oirish." They are
31all linguistically related.
32Some few years ago a New York contractor undertook
33some work in Cuba. It was stipulated that local labor
34should be employed but that supervisors could be brought
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1231by the contractor. The contractor accordingly took down
2his Irish foreman upon who he could depend. When
3the party arrived in Cuba they found a group of Basques
4awaiting them to be used a day laborers. The contractor
5looked them over; turning to the foreman, he said, "I'll
6have to get an interpreter. Stay here until I return." Com-
7ing back in an hour with an interpreter, he was amused
8to find his Irish foreman squat in the midst of the Basques
9enjoying rich jokes. "Send away your interpreter," said
10Pat. "These people and I spake the same languidge,
12A similar story comes from India. Some British soldiers
13were passing near Nepal on the borders of Tibet, with
14them an Irish drill-sergeant. Passing through one of the
15villages the sergeant halted, cocked his ear, then broke
16ranks and went to a bunch of squatting natives, ex-
17claiming, "Begorrah! these little divils are talking in me
18own languidge!"
19The New York Times of Sunday, August 18, 1929
20carried a news item from Leningrad in which it is stated
21that Professor N. Marr, member of the Russian Academy
22of Sciences, asserts "that the Irish and Armenians are
23racial cousins and links them with the Scythians who were
24among the toughest fighters known to antiquity." He fur-
25ther states that these Asiatic people do not include all of
26the present inhabitants of Ireland, but only those who are
27descended fromthe earliest known dwellers in the Island.
28After the magnetic Cataclysm, the Biblical "Flood"
29and the subsequent mountain raising, small copanies of
30Uighurs, called Aryans today, drifted into Eastern Europe
31from the mountains of Central and Western Asia. This
32has been noted by Max Muller in his writings. They were
33descendants of those who had survived the flood and the
34mountain raising in Asia and Europe. There are Oriental
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1241records which speak of both the first and second migrations
2of Uighurs into Europe. The first entered Europe during
3the Pliocene, before the mountains were raised. The sec-
4ond migration took place during the Pleistocene and after
5the mountain raising, many thousands of years after the
6first migration. A few remains of the first Uighurs have
7been found. Probably the most important is the one found
8a short time ago in what is now Moravia. Here a com-
9munity had been buried through the flood and mountain
10raising. The ruins of the entire settlement were found
11below the foothills of the mountain.
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The Great Uighur Empire during the Tertiary Era.
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Chapter XIII
The Great Uighur Empire
3The Great Uighur Empire was the largest and most im-
4portant colonial empire belonging to Mu, The Empire
5of the Sun. Next to Mu herself, the Uighur Empire was
6the largest empire the world has ever known.
7The eastern boundary of the Uighur Empire was the
8Pacific Ocean. The western boundary was about where
9Moscow in Russia now stands, with outposts extending
10through the central parts of Europe to the Atlantic Ocean.
11The northern boundary in undefined by record but prob-
12ably extended to the Artic Ocean in Asia. The southern boundary
13was Cochin China, Burma, India, and a part
14of Persia.
15The history of the Uighurs is the history of the Aryan
16races, for all of the true Aryans races descended from
17Uighur forefathers. The Uighurs formed chains of settle-
18ments across the central parts of Europe back in Tertiary
19Times. After the Empire was destroyed by the great mag-
20netic cataclysm and mountain rising, the surviving rem-
21ants of humanity or their descendants again formed
22settlements in Europe. This was during the Pleistocene
23Time. The Slavs, Teutons, Celts, Irish, Bretons and
24Basques are all descended from Uighur stock. The
25Bretons, Basques, and genuine Irish are the descendants
26of those who came to Europe in Tertiary Times. The de-
27scendants of those who survived the magnetic cataclysm
28and mountain raising.
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2161At the time the Uighur Empire was at its peak, the
2mountains had not been raised and what is now the Gobi
3Desert was a rich well-watered plain. Here the capital
4city of the Uighurs was situated, almost due south from
5Lake Baikal. In 1896 a party of explorers, upon infor-
6mation received in Tibet, visited the site of the ancient
7city of Khara Khota. They had been told that the Uighur
8capital city lay under the ruins of Khara Khota. They
9dug through these ruins and then through a stratum of
10boulders, gravel and sand fifty feet in thickness, and
11finally came upon the ruins of the capital city. They un-
12earthed many relics but, their money giving out, they
13had to abandon their enterprise. They met the Russian
14archaeologist Kosloff and told him of their find. Subse-
15quently, Kosloff formed an expedition and continued
16their work at Khara Khota. Kosloff gave a report of his
17findings which I have already given in The Lost Conti-
18nent of Mu.
19Legends all through Oriental countries say: "The
20whole of Central Asia including the Himalayan Moun-
21tains was at one time a flat, cultivated land of fertile
22fields, forests, lakes and rivers, with magnificently con-
23structed roads and highways connecting the various cities
24and towns with each other. These were well built cities,
25huge temples and public institutions, elaborate private
26houses and palaces of the rulers." Today are to be dis-
27tinctly seen in the Gobi Desert the dried-up beds of
28rivers, canals and lakes in those parts of the Desert where
29the cataclysmic waters did not wash away all the soil
30down to the bare rocks. There are several of these washed-
31off areas in the Gobi Desert.
32Legendary history gives all sorts of conflicting dates
33as to when the Uighurs were in power. Fortunately, we
34do not need to rely on legends, for in one of the
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2171Tibetian monasteries are some Naacal writings. I quote
2from one: "The Naacals, 70,000 years ago, brought to
3the Uighur capital cities copies of the Sacred Inspired
4Writings of the Motherland." Legendary history states
5that the Uighurs from the Motherland made their first
6settlement in Asia, somewhere on the coast of the Yellow
7Sea of today. "From there they extended themselves in-
8land. Their first exodus was to a was to a flat well- watered plain
9(the Gobi)." After this records are found of them all
10through Central Asia to the Caspian Sea. Then through
11Central Europe to the Atlantic Ocean.
12Written records tell us that the Uighurs had many
13large cities. Today these are either washed away or
14buried under the sand of the Gobi and surrounding
16Some Chinese records, bearing a date of 500 B.C.,
17describe the Uighurs as having been "light-haired, blue-
18eyed people." "The Uighurs were all of a light complex-
19ion, milk-white skins, with varying color of eyes and
20hair. In the north blue eyes and light hair predominated.
21In the south were found those with dark hair and dark
23I will now consider the following: The cause and date
24of the destruction of the Uighur capital city.
25The cause of the rich, fertile Gobi becoming a desert,
26and at what period in the earth's history it became a
27desert of sand and desolation.
28An ancient record in a monastery states: "The capital
29city of the Uighurs with all its people was destroyed by
30a flood which extended throughout the eastern part of
31the Empire, destroying all and everything." This ancient
32record is absolutely corroborated by geological phenom-
34From the roofs of the capital city up to the foundations
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The course of the North Running Wave over Siberia
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2191of ancient Khara Khota the stratum is composed of
2boulders, gravel and sand, the work of water as acknowl-
3edged by all geologists throughout the world. This flood
4unquestionably was the north running wave of the Last
5Magnetic Cataclysm, the Biblical "Flood." Back in the
680's I was with an expedition making a geological investi-
7gation from a point south of Lake Baikal to the mouth of
8the Lena River and to the islands beyond in the Arctic
9Ocean. Our examinations along the route disclosed the
10fact that some thousands of years before a huge cataclys-
11mic wave of water without ice had passed over this area,
12traveling from south to north. We found no traces of
13this flood beyond the 110° East of Greenwich, but we
14found the evidence of this wave to the limit of our east-
15erly travels. We did not find a single ice marking in any
16part of Siberia that we covered that could in any way be
17connected with this wave. Everywhere the proofs were
18positive that the wave had passed from south to north.
19The valley of the Lena appeared to be the main course of
20the water.
21Off from the mouth of the Lena is Llakoff's Island.
22This island is composed of the bones and tusks of mam-
23moths and other forest animals which had been swept up
24from the Mongolian and Siberian plains by the flood and
25carried to this, their final resting place. In these bones we
26find a confirmation that no ice accompanied the wave, for
27had there been, their bodies and bones would have been
28mashed into a pulp, and as in eastern North America, no
29remains of them would be found and Llakoff's Island
30never formed.
31Geologically this flood occurred at the time that geol-
32ogy claims that there was a glacial period in the Northern
33Hemisphere. The records tell us that the eastern half of
34the Uighur Empire, including the capital city and all of
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220 1the living things on the land, were destroyed and wiped
2out, but that the western and southwestern parts were left
4Mountains intersect Central Asia in all directions and
5are especially numerous around and through the parts
6which comprised the Uighur Empire. Sometimes after the
7flood, I have found no records telling us how long, the
8mountains were raised. As the mountains went up, the
9land was literally shaken and torn to pieces by earth-
10quakes when the rocks were raised out of the bowels of the
11earth, with here and there volcanoes belching out their
12fiery streams of lava thus adding to the general destruc-
13tion. How many of the remaining Uighurs, after the
14flood, survived the destruction caused by the raising of
15the mountains, cannot be estimated, but very few. This
16has always been the case in all areas where mountains
17have been raised in all parts of the earth. The history of
18a few remnants of the Uighurs that survived, that escaped
19with their lives in the mountains as they went up, is told
20in another chapter. The various mountains running
21through and around the Gobi changed its watersheds.
22The broken condition of the rocks underneath drained the
23water from the surface and formed underground rivers.
24With all water gone from the surface, the Gobi became
25what we find it today, a sandy, rocky, inhospitable waste.
26Without question water can be found today within a few
27feet of the surface in the sandy areas. We found water
28from 7 feet to 10 feet below the surface.
29Legendary history states that the Uighurs extended
30themselves all through the central parts of Europe. The
31Book of Manu, an ancient Hindu book, says: "The Ui-
32hurs had a settlement on the northern and eastern shores
33of the Caspian sea." This was probably the migration
34spoken of by Max Müller as having taken place during
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221 1the Pleistocene, the second migration of Uighurs into
2Europe. It seemed to me unquestionable that the early set-
3tlers in Eastern Europe, as they are called by scientists,
4were remnants of Uighurs that found their way out from
5the inhospitable mountains. This seems verified by Max
6Müller, who wrote: "The first Caucasians were a small
7company from the mountains of Central Asia." He fur-
8ther states that they came to the Caucasian plains during
9the Pleistocene, therefore, after the mountains were
10raised. As before stated the Uighurs were in Europe be-
11ore the raising of the mountains. Many of the Central
12Asiatic tribes today count their time from the raising of
13the mountains.
14In The Lost Continent of Mu I have shown some sym-
15bolical pictures photographed by Kosloff at Khara Khota.
16I also give their decipherings.
17TIBET -- Tibet lies in Central Asia. It is bounded on the
18east by China, on the north by Mongolia, on the south
19by India, and on the west by Kashmir and Turkestan.
20The Gobi Desert is a part of the northern boundary.
21Tibet was once a part of the Great Uighur Empire.
22This was before the mountains were raised. The country
23then was flat and fertile. Now it is one of the highest pla-
24teaus in the world with the masses of high mountain ranges,
25most of which run from westerly to an easterly direc-
26tion. In the south is the highest mountain range in the
27world-the Himalayas. Mount Everest, the world's high-
28est mountain, is in this range and lies within the bounda-
29ries of Tibet. Tibet has been called "The roof of the
31While India has been called "The land of mystery and
32mysterious sciences," Tibet is her twin sister, if not her
33rival, in this respect.
34In Tibet, in the most inaccessible parts of the moun-
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222 1tains, are many monasteries, lamaseries and temples.
2Shut in from the outside world these monastic orders
3live their quiet secluded lives, away and aloof from the
4rest of mankind, unknown to all except a few herdsmen
5who live in their valleys. Some of the monks in some of
6these Himalayan and Tibetian monasteries claim that
7they are the descendants of the Naacals who were driven
8out of India by the Brahmins about 3000 years ago. These
9appear to have preserved the Original Religion and some
10of the Cosmic Sciences of the Earths First Great Civili-
11zation. I have emphasized the world "some" because these
12monasteries out of the hundreds in Tibet can be counted
13on the fingers of one hand. I know of only three. Most of
14the monasteries follow a form of Buddhism.
15Some years ago Schliemann found in the old Buddhist
16Temple at Lhassa a writing relating to the destruction
17of Mu. This record is a translation from an old tablet
18written in Pali and Tibetan mixed. The whereabouts of
19the original is unknown; probably, however, it is lying
20amongst hundreds of others in one of the rooms of the
21temple; lying on the floor, dust covered, with a corner or
22an end peeping through its foul blanket of temple germs.
23In the depths of the mountains, on one of the head
24waters of the Brahmaputra River, are some temples and
25monasteries. I cannot recollect the exact number now. In
26one of these monasteries are preserved what is said to be
27a complete Naacal Library-many thousands of tablets.
28It was stated to me that this was the Naacal Library
29which had belonged to the Uighur capital city. They have
30a weird, legendary history connected with these tablets. I
31mentioned this fact to my old Rishi and asked him if ever
32he had heard of them and their weird history. He told
33me he had in his younger days visited this monastery and
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223 1was told the history of the tablets. I will repeat it as given
2to me.
3The Legend of the Naacal Library as told by the old
5"When the great flood swept up over eastern and north-
6eatern Asia, it destroyed the Uighur capital city,
7drowning all the inhabitants, and buried a great
8library which had been brought there by the Na-
9acals from the Motherland. Many years afterwards the
10Naacals of the West, whom the flood did not reach, went
11to the ruins of the capital city, dug the tablets out and
12carried them to a temple in the west. There they remained
13until the mountains were raised which destroyed the
14temple and buried them again. Many, many years after-
15wards the descendants of the Naacals who survived the
16mountain raising went and dug them out again and
17brought them to the temple where they now repose."
18Neither this monastery nor the tablets are unknown;
19they are well known to Oriental scholars. To my own
20personal knowledge, three Englishmen and two Russians
21have visited this monastery.
22After recounting this legend, I asked the Rishi whether
23this library was the only complete one in existence. His
24answer was, "I think not, my son. We have a legend which
25states that when our Rishi City, Ayhodia, was sacked and
26burnt by the invading army, the Naacal Library was
27in the secret archives of the temple and never discovered
28by the enemy. So that if our tradition is correct, buried
29beneath the ruins of the temple the Naacal library still
30remains intact, as it has never been dug out."
31It has been suggested to me that in my writings I with-
32hold all names of places, routes, passes, etc., in Tibet.
33Kashmir and Northern India generally, which might be
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224 1of value in a political sense. The reason given for with-
2holding this information is a perfectly valid one. I feel
3it my duty and pleasure to comply with the suggestion.
4CHINA.-The Chinese civilation is referred to and
5looked upon as one of the very old ones. As a Chinese
6civilization it dates back only about 5000 years. It is
7popularly believed that the Chinese themselves devel-
8oped their civilization. They did not. The Chinese civili-
9zation was inherited from their father's side. Again, the
10Chinaman is looked upon as a Mongol; he is only half
11Mongol, his forefathers were white Aryans. During
12the time of the Uighur Empire, many of the white
13Uighurs intermarried with Yellow Mongols whose coun-
14try lay to the south of the Uighur Empire, and the des-
15cendants of these intermarriages formed the first Chinese
16Empire. The record reads: "Uighur men married the
17best of the yellow savages." This without question is a
18mistranslation, for at the time these marriages were taking
19place, savagery had never been known on the face of the
20earth, so that what was meant was unquestionably "the
21yellow inferior race." This is borne out by traditions
22which say that "the yellow Mongols were much inferior
23to the Uighurs, their civilization was below that of the
24Uighurs." Many of the Chinese today, especially the high
25class, have quite white skins. This is the Uighur blood
26showing in their veins. The regular Chinese coolie, the
27lower classes of the Chinese today, have no Uighur blood
28in them. They are the descendants of the ancient yellow
30The Uighur parents of these intermarriages were very
31careful to have their children educated up to the Uighur
32standard, so that when the Chinese Empire was first
33formed it was by those having Uighur blood in their
34veins and educated in the Uighur great civilization. The
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225 1Chinese civilization, therefore, was the Uighur civili-
2zation handed to them by their fathers. There are many
3writing in the Chinese Tao temples confirming the fore-
4going and any Chinese scholar can without question
5confirm it. Another tradition prominent in China is:
6"The Chinese did not always live in Asia. They came to
7Asia from a far-off country towards the rising sun."
8I have endeavored to find the collection of the numerous
9Chinese legends in the form of a Chinese Legendary His-
10tory-it may exist but I have been unable to find it.
11I take from China by E.H. Parker, page 17, the fol-
Early Chinese Dynasties
14NAME OF           NUMBER OF          DURATION OF
15DYNASTY           RULERS              DYNASTY
16"Five Monarchs"        Nine            2852-2206 B.C.
17Hia                    Eighteen            2205 - 1767 B.C.
18Shang                 Twenty-eight            1766 - 1122 B.C.
19Chow                 Ten                1121-828 B.C.
20Chow                 Twenty-five                827-255 B.C.
21According to this, the average of reign in each dynasty
23"Five Monarchs" - each reigned 71 7/9 years
24Hia                        "      "        241/3     "
25Shang                      "      "        23     "
26Chow                      "      "        29 3/10     "
27Chow                      "      "        22 22/25     "
28Parker says: " The Five Monarchs are altogether
29mythical. The Hia dynasty is legendary and largely
30mythical. The Shang dynasty is chiefly legendary. The
31Ten Chow is Semi-historical and the Twenty-five Chow
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226 1From the foregoing one must infer that Parker believes
2only what he sees and nothing that he hears. It would ap-
3pear that it matters not how true a legend may be, it is
4a myth unless he sees writing which he can believe in.
5It has been one of my hobbies to trace myths back to see
6what they come out of. Ninety times out of a hundred I
7have found that the myth had its origin in a tradition or
8legend. The tradition or legend has been so garbled that
9it has become a perfect myth. It should be remembered
10that there is no smoke without fire. I do not doubt for
11a minute that in many cases what Parker calls myths are
12really legends slightly garbled. They are traditions only
13to the people, for behind them in the old Tao temples are
14to be found written records of the various phenomena.
15Parker gives a good and very exhaustive history of
16China from about 200 B.C. down to present time. He
17shows the rise and fall of the various Mongol tribes and
18nations. He is, however, absolutely wrong about the Jap-
19anese; and, being wrong about them, other assertions of
20his are left open to doubt. From his style of writing he
21would be one to put poor old Marco Polo in prison be-
22cause he did not bring back a big-horned sheep to show.
23How Parker accounts for the Gobi ruins and other great
24prehistoric ruins, I do not know. Apparently, such things
25mean nothing to him.
26Some seven or eight thousand years after the destruc-
27tion of the Uighur Empire, innumerable little nations
28came into existence in Eastern Asia. All, apparently, were
29of the Mongoloid type. The most prominent of these
30Mongol nations was a Tartar race of which Genghis
31Khan and Kublai Khan was the Principal figures. Kublai
32Khan lived A.D. 1277, about 600 years ago. Confucius, the
33great Chinese scholar and philosopher, lived from 551
34B.C. down to 480, about 300 years after Chinese history
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227 1commenced to be recorded in China. The Emperor Che
2Hwang-te 214B.C. ordered all books and literature re-
3lating to ancient China to be burnt. A vast amount was
4seized by him and burnt. Some of the works of Confucius
5and Mencius were involvded in this conflagration. It was
6this king who built the Great Wall of China to keep back
7the Heung Noo Tartars from constantly raiding northern
8China. Che Hwang-te did not succeed in burning all of
9the ancient writings, for many were saved and hidden in
10the Tao temples where they are now religiously kept and
11on no account shown to anyone outside of the priesthood
12of the temple.
13This completes my chapter on Eastern Asia. The next
14will be on Western Asia. This closes the coffin lid of the
15Great Uighur Empire as far as Eastern Asia and their
16capital is concerned.
18Uighur Empire of the Tertiary Era, I mean the Uighur
19Empire of 20,000 years ago-before the Magnetic Cata-
20clysm which was the Biblical "Flood," before the mythi-
21cal geological "Glacial Period," and before the time when
22the mountains were raised.
23The map on page 214 is simply a sketch, adapting pres-
24ent land areas to show the extent and size of the Great
25Uighur Empire. Since 20,000 years ago, many lands have
26been submerged and many emerged. I have shown a line
27running across the central parts of Asia and Europe from
28the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. This line is also about the
29center of the Empire.
30Remains of Uighurs have been found in the Balkans.
31The last western outposts were Ireland, Breton in France
32and Basque in Spain. How far north in Asia the Empire
33ran is not known-ancient Uighur cities have been found
34far into Siberia.
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227 1The shaded parts on the map represent questionable
2boundaries. The only two well-defined boundaries are the
3Pacific Ocean on the east and the Naga Empire on the
4South. Whether the Uighurs extended clear across the
5center of Europe to the Atlantic Ocean, or only outposts
6were established, is a riddle yet unsolved. Today, however,
7we find their descendants on the Atlantic Coast, whose
8origins no one has attempted to tell.
9In an old Oriental document it is stated that the Uighur
10Empire was made up of something such as petty king-
11doms, principalities or states, each having its own head
12or ruler yet all forming but one empire under one supreme
13head or emperor who in turn was under the suzerainty of
14Mu, the Empire of the Sun. Looking at our own form of
15government, it is not a difficult proposition to imagine the
16Uighur Empire to have been an enlarged United States.
17Mu herself was only the United States of the World.