Seeing ourselves in Attila - We are Hungarians, descendants of Scythians and Huns

The inauguration of the statue of King Attila the Hun took place in the National Historical Park of Ópusztaszer. At the symbolic site of the meeting of Árpád and his nobles, one day before the celebration of the founding of the state, (...)

Prof. Dr Miklós Kásler emphasized in his heartfelt inaugural speech that our historical greats declared themselves the heirs of the nation-building ruler until the end of the 1850s. Our chronicles, legends, and Greek, Latin and Southern German historical sources all confirm the Scythian-Hun-Hungarian continuity. However, from the mid-19th century, under the influence of foreign oppression, this view was supplanted by another approach, that of the Finno-Ugric origin.

However, by applying the most modern scientific methods, we have the opportunity to reclaim our past, our history, our national pride and thus to re-extend our sovereignty in the economic, political and cultural spheres.

Mr. Minister stated that the sense of mission of Attila's descendants and respect for the ancestors are the values on which St. Stephen was able to build the apostolic kingdom, unique in Europe. The spirit that united Attila, Árpád and Saint Stephen ensured the supremacy of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin for many centuries.

The Institute of Hungarian Research, by identifying the Turul dynasty and establishing the origins of our King Sámuel Aba, enables us to return to our chronicle traditions and rediscover ourselves in our Hun ancestors.