Romanian gypsies...so, just how did this ethic group called, "Gypsies" get so widely & wildly & consistently distributed all over the world?
Who is not fascinated with Gypsies? Well, maybe those who live near them every day, but for the most part, the rest of the world (at least this person!) is utterly fascinated with the mystery which surrounds the international dispersal of this unique ethnic group which has managed to maintain consistently it's image and culture for probably thousands of years.
My grandmother, Hannah Ose, who lived in rural Echo, Minnesota would tell about the Gypsies coming down their extremely long drive way to camp in the field and beg for food.
I've seen Gypsies in Istanbul selling broken pens and dancing in the streets with their long dresses.
I've seen Gypsies camping...well, living in ditches in eastern Turkey in houses made out of 2X4's and plastic. They would stroll at night barefoot along the roadsides carefree with their dusty children playing underfoot as they moved along.
Male Romanian Gypsies
Our favorite movie characters, Laurel and Hardy, have a delightful Gypsie movie called, "Bohemian Princess".
In Romania we watched Gypsies strolling down the street and I carefully took this photo as they passed by....I didn't want to be rude and take a photo in their face.
So....I've often wondered where they came from, why are they everywhere, how to they keep so consistent.
I don't know all the answers, and I know, I know, I know that the most recent popular opinion which is claimed to be highly documented with genetic prove and all that is....that they came from India. BUT....I don't agree. I'm not convinced. The other facts are just too plain difficult to ignore.
I will offer three reasons why I think they are from Egypt.
1. They look Egyptian. Just study their noses sometime.
Ezekiel 29:12 - And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries [that are] desolate, and her cities among the cities [that are] laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
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