Celtic history

Connected Sites

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Archaeological Site of Delphi Captured by Celts
Brú na Bóinne Celtic graves
Budapest Aquincum was originally a Celtic settlement
City of Bath Bath: "The springs are thought to be the site of the Celtic pagan worship of the goddess Sul". (Great Spas of Europe Nomination File, p. 305)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian Wall - built against the Celts
Great Spa Towns of Europe Bath: "The springs are thought to be the site of the Celtic pagan worship of the goddess Sul". (Nomination File, p. 305)
Gwynedd Castles Built against the Celts
Hallstatt-Dachstein Iron age Celtic culture
Istanbul Plundered by Celts
Orange The Commemorative Arch "was built on the former via Agrippa to honor the veterans of the Gallic Wars ....... " The main surviving relief (Northern face) shows Roman and Gallic soldiers in battle. The Arch "dates.... from the time of Augustus (20 B.C.), period in which the exploits of the 2nd Legion occurred during their fight against the Gauls." (AB). The Battle of Alesia, the last major engagement between Romans and Gauls (Celts) had taken place in 52 BC
Sceilg Mhichíl The origins of the monastery are by some sources considered to be an example of "Celtic Christianity", a distinct insular tradition (wiki)
Tower of Hercules One of the legends connected to the tower's origin is that of Breogán of Irish origin. "Breogán, son of Brath, was the Celtic leader that subjected the Spanish tribes. After conquering the whole territory, he founded the city of Brigantia (La Coruña) and built a tower along with it, which he named the Tower of Breogán." (Nomination file, p. 65-66) The tower was "of such a grand height that his sons could see a distant green shore from its top. The glimpse of that distant green land lured them to sail north to Ireland. According to the legend, Breogán's descendants stayed in Ireland and are the Celtic ancestors of the current Irish people."
Trier Roman government over a Celtic area


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