Evidence of the Hun-Avar-Hungarian kinship rewrites our knowledge about the Hungarian conquest

Gábor Horváth-Lugossy, Tibor Török and István Gergely Varga about the latest research results of the Institute of Hungarian Research in the programme "Fókusz" on RTL Klub

Thanks to the science of archaeogenetics, we can obtain new genome information about the former populations, and gain a more accurate picture of our ancestors' origins, with the help of the most modern cellular analyses and a supercomputer," said Tibor Török, Senior Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Archaeogenetics of our Institute. The Asian Hun heritage of the "conquerors" clearly proves that around 300 AD there was a significant Hun-Hungarian mixing, and the remaining Huns were integrated into the conquering Hungarians.


In the Eurasian steppe zone stretching from the Carpathian Basin to the Ordos Basin, the ancestral homeland of the Scythian bow-drawing peoples, the ancestors of the Hun-Avar-Hungarian people and representatives of their culture were present at the same time for centuries in the framework of tribal alliances, emphasised Director General Gábor Horváth-Lugossy. The greatest achievement in the field of research on the origins of the Hungarians is the paradigm shift achieved in the area of the Hun-Avar-Hungarian relations.


By putting the issue of the "conquest" on a new footing and proving continuity, our Institute has brought about a radical change: not only do our Avar-era graves bear witness to it, but we have also confirmed with the most advanced natural scientific research that genetically related peoples arrived in the Carpathian Basin in several waves, so Árpád's Hungarians did not conquer it, but returned to their ancestral homeland.

The research conducted by the Institute of Hungarian Research on the identification of the kings of the Árpád dynasty, the archaeogenetic study of the population of the Carpathian Basin and the excavation of the Hun graves in Mongolia brings us ever closer to the reconstruction of Hungarian history and the recovery of our national self-esteem and our past.

Thanks to Tamás Kilyén and his colleagues for the report, the full report is available here: Fókusz