The Lost Tribes - Netflix

Imagine living in one of the most primitive cultures on the planet, where your home is made of cow dung and to feed your family you must hunt monkey, eat bush buck and subscribe to tribal laws. All this ­ and worse ­ will be the daily challenge for three average Aussie families who have volunteered for an "adventure holiday" that will change their lives forever.

The Lost Tribes - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-05-06

The Lost Tribes - Theory of Kashmiri descent from lost tribes of Israel - Netflix

The theory of Kashmiri descent from the lost tribes of Israel posits that the Kashmiri people of India and Pakistan originally descended from the Ten Lost Tribes.

The Lost Tribes - History - Netflix

The theory was first suggested by Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, the famous 11th-century Persian Muslim scholar. According to Al Biruni,“In former times the inhabitants of Kashmir used to allow one or two foreigners to enter their country, particularly Jews, but at present they do not allow any Hindus whom they do not know personally to enter, much less other people.” François Bernier, a 17th-century French physician and Sir Francis Younghusband, who explored this region in the 1800s, commented on the similar physiognomy between Kashmiris and Jews, including “fair skin, prominent noses,” and similar head shapes. In 1899 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement, advanced the theory that Jesus had survived the crucifixion and traveled to Kashmir to find and preach to the lost tribes of Israel. Ahmad claimed that Jesus lived in Kashmir, had children, died at the age of 120, and was buried in Srinagar. Baikunth Nath Sharga argues that, despite the etymological similarities between Kashmiri and Jewish surnames, the Kashmiri Pandits are of Indo-Aryan descent while the Jews are of Semitic descent.

The Lost Tribes - References - Netflix