Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Celts - BBC Full documentary - Celts history documentary.

Celts in III century BC, map

The Celts (/ˈkɛlts/, occasionally /ˈsɛlts/, see pronunciation of Celtic) are an Indo-European ethnolinguistic group who speak the Celtic languages and share a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial.The exact geographic spread of the ancient Celts is also disputed; in particular, whether the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland should be regarded as Celts has become a subject of controversy. Source: Wikipedia

In the debut episode of the series, the program looks at how the Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive.

For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe. The ancient Greeks called them "Keltoi" and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands.

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