Who were the Celts?

Horned helmet. Bronze, glass, c.150–50 BC. Found near Waterloo, along the River Thames, London. W. (between horns) 42.5 cm. British Museum 1988,1004.1

Casco con cuernos . Bronce , vidrio , BC c.150-50 . Encontrado cerca de Waterloo , a lo largo del río Támesis , Londres . 42,5 cm . Museo Británico

Generalmente no hacemos reblog de artículos en ingles, pero en esta ocasión creemos que es importante especialmente para los recreadores del mundo celta, tener en cuenta la opinión del curador del museo britanico.
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Feliz Primavera.

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Julia Farley, Curator, European Iron Age collection, British Museum

As lead curator of the project, I am extremely excited that the exhibition Celts: art and identity at the British Museum is now open. Organised in partnership with National Museums Scotland, this is the first major exhibition to explore the full history of Celtic art and identity – but who were the Celts?

Classical authors conjure up a fantastical picture of a strange people, unfamiliar to the civilised inhabitants of Greece and Rome. The Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, writing in the first century BC, tells us that they were prone to arrogance and overindulgence – addicted to wine and frequently drinking so much that they fell into a stupor. The men grew their moustaches so long that when they were drinking, it was as if the liquid passed through ‘a kind of strainer’. They dressed ostentatiously in brightly coloured shirts and…

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