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Archeologists Revise Image of Ancient Celts

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1978 days ago -
The Celts were long considered a barbaric and violent society. But new findings from a 2,600-year-old grave in Germany suggest the ancient people were much more sophisticated than previously thought.

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Terry V (30)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:20 pm
The results will be interesting to hear. Thanks

Bob P (394)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:49 am
thanks for sharing

Roger G (154)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:35 pm
noted, thanks !

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:05 pm
Interesting piece.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:06 pm
notato grazie, very interesting!!!!!

Robert O (12)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thanks Marty.

Greta Brewster (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 8:24 pm
Sophisticated and barbaric seem to be the human tendencies that we have to work with.

De D (96)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:02 pm
Looking forward to updates....thanks for sharing!

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:41 pm
Very interesting, thank you :)

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:46 am

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:24 am
Very cool article Marty, thank you. It will be interesting to learn more about the Celts. A subject I am very fond of.

Brad Kraus (6)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks for posting. Interesting perspective change after using to Roman hearsay for so long. Of course they would say bad things about their enemies and conquerors.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:50 pm
What a great historical treasure. Good find!

reft h (66)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:11 pm
will be interesting to hear what they find out

Sam E M (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:37 am
Of course it's interesting, but this poor Celtic princess and child have not been left to rest in peace. The burial chamber may not have been plundered by thieves but now it comes to the same thing. All in the name of historical research. It's somehow sad after 2600 years, but that's the price to pay to satisfy our curiosity and fill our museums. It touches me to the core, but maybe I'm too sensitive. Part of me is looking forward to what these artefacts can teach us about the Celts, but another part is unhappy that the resting place of two people has been disturbed.

Carmen S (611)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:16 pm
very interesting, thanks for sharing this Marty

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:40 pm
read & noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:10 pm
Wow, very cool.

Rebecca Y (26)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:52 pm
In 2,600 years when they dig up our remains, how will they classify us if not barbaric and violent? They won't find any burial crypts lined with gold, no monuments to heroism...only destruction from warring with each other. We are a very sad society indeed....all the world over!

Claudia O (73)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:50 pm
Sam M. You speak eloquently for the buried woman and child. I bet you are a Celt yourself. I find it fascinating that we often decide that ancient people were unsophisticated and then are shocked to find that they had sensitive appreciation of art and beauty.

Suzanne L (99)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:11 pm
TY Marty. If you get anymore info. I hope you'll keep us posted. I hope researchers will be able to figure out what happened to the Celts. Like so many ancient groups they ascended, had a hey day, then faded away. I don't see why we should be shocked that they were both barbaric and warlike and also sophisticated. Most human groups were and for that matter still are. If people are still around in 1,000 yrs. and they look back on us they'll be saying the same - wow they were really barbaric and warlike but they produced some really sophisticated stuff.
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