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The Helvets

The Helvets (Helvetii in Latin) was the name for some Celtic tribes who inhabited the Swiss Plateau some centuries before the era. The names of some of these tribes are known, including the Tigurini, Ambrones, Verbigeni and Tugini. The Rauraci and Suebi inhabited the regions of Basel, Southern Alsace and Baden in the same period. … Read more » “The Helvets”

The Celts and Switzerland

The Celtic name comes from Greek and Roman (Galatoi, Keltoi, Galli, Celtae). The Celts have never called themselves so and were divided into numerous tribes and spoke different Celtic languages, but there was a Celtic culture with religious and social mores. The Celtic peoples inhabited much of the continent, Ireland and the British Isles, but … Read more » “The Celts and Switzerland”

Lake Dwellings

The Society for Lake Dwelling Archeology and Regional Ethnology was founded in 1922 and manages the  Lake Dwelling Museum in Unteruhldingen (Germany). The Society studies the prehistory in the Lake Constance area and the archaeology of lake dwellings in particular. Lake dwellings are a phenomenon that still surprises scholars and the public. Most lake dwellings … Read more » “Lake Dwellings”