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The Celts and Switzerland

Keltisches Schiff Neuenburger See, 1. Jhr. v. Chr. Laténium Museum Hauterive. Foto: TES.

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

Lake dwellings (replica's), Latenium Neuchâtel. Photo: TES.

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”

Bibracte and Swiss History

The Archaeological Museum Bibracte. Photo: TES.

One of the crucial events in the history of Switzerland took place in 58 BC, in the Celtic or Gallic oppidum Bibracte on the Beuvray mountain in Burgundy, near Autun. Cesar stopped the migration or advance of the Helvetii and other Celtic tribes from northern Switzerland. This battle between the Roman and Celtic tribes is … Read more » “Bibracte and Swiss History”