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DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARYAN INVASION IDEA
Meanwhile other archaeologists in
the early part of this century pointed out that in the middle of the second millennium BC, various
Indo-European appear in the Middle East, wherein
Indo-European Hittites, Mittani and Kassites conquered and ruled
Mesopotamia for some centuries. A Greek invasion of Europe was also postulated for this period, as it
marked the period when the Minoan culture declined, which was
assumed to be non-Indo-European. Hence an Aryan invasion of Greece and the Middle East was proposed.
An Aryan invasion of India was regarded as another version of this
same migratory movement of Indo-European peoples around the
middle of the second millennium BC, which became one of the most
dramatic migrations in the history of the world and for which no real
cause has ever been given.