20 Most Mysterious Peoples of the World

12. Gipsies

According to the linguistic and genetic researches, ancestors of the Gipsies left the territory of India in the amount that did not exceed 1000 people. Today there are approximately 10 million Gipsies in the world. In the Middle Ages Europeans believed that Gipsies were Egyptians. The word “Gitanes” itself is a derivative from “Egyptian”. Tarot cards, considered the final piece of the cult of the Egyptian god Thoth, were brought to Europe by the Gipsies. They were called “the Pharaoh’s tribe” for a reason. Europeans were stricken by the Gipsy tradition to embalm the dead and bury them in crypts with everything they could require in another life. This Gipsy tradition is still alive.

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