Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Celts: Not Quite The Barbarians History Would Have Us Believe

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When we read Greek and Roman accounts of the Celts, we come away with a caricature of uncouth barbarians who wear trousers and drink undiluted wine, who go naked into battle and who are terrified by an eclipse.

But archaeology reveals a different story and we find out that the Celts loved art and design. Exquisite jewellery symbolised power and horse-riding warriors carried beautifully decorated swords and scabbards.

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