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Celtic Culture in the Alpine Region

Switzerland and its rivers, roads and mountain passes have always been on the crossroads of European trade, ideas, culture and communication. Several Celtic tribes inhabited this area long before the Roman invasion (c. 15-13 B.C.). The Celtic culture and society have been upgraded by archaeological finds from the nineteenth century onward. The tribes were ruled … Read more » “Celtic Culture in the Alpine Region”

Swiss Made Amber

The Greeks, Romans, Celtic and other European peoples highly valued amber, a precious stone. Archeological amber finds are made throughout Europe. The finds date from the older stone age ( c .10000-4000 BC), the later stone Age (c. 4000-1800 BC), the Bronze Age (c. 1800-500 BC) and Greek and Roman times. The Roman (provincial) elite … Read more » “Swiss Made Amber”

Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland

The tribes of the Po Valley in Northern Italy had different attitudes towards the military and political ambitions of Rome in the last century before Christ. Some were hostile to Rome (the Insubrians), some concluded an alliance (Venetians and Cenomanes), and others remained hesitant (Ligurians). After the conquest in the last decades before Christ, the … Read more » “Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland”