I thought that the term Celt was merely an invention to describe the people living not in England on the British Isles?
The original Celts were a tribe living in Switzerland I believe, but it did become a Roman catchall term for barbarian. 😉
Well well – one lives and learns.
The subject of celt -ness can be quite contentious. Were the clets a race or was it just a case of cultutal transfer. Genetically Irish men (all non saxon, non viking britons too) have strong links with the Basques
Well, considered that the Galatians mentioned in the bible were Celts, there is a broad historical range for discussion. 🙂
(ps. was just at an exhibit of 4000yr old mummies that were found along the area of the silk road in China. The earliest mummies were tall, red and blonde haired, possibly blue eyed, with woven tartan amongst their burial things) 🙂
Yes, Jams and HGF – earliest mummies Celtic, eh?
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