Little is known about the Khazars, all that is known about their early history is that they came west and dismantled the fragmented Avar Khaganate. After they did this they started to pose a threat to the East Romans. They started to worry the East Romans during the end of the 6th century. Around 590, their first raids started. During the 7th century they fully attacked the East Romans. During the 8th century the political state fell into obscurity and the remaining Khazar people blended with the native population.