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Professor Barry Cunliffe: Who Were the Celts?

Rasherhash

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So no celtic invasion and no Anglo-Saxon invasion! Wtf picom5

Bede invented the 'English'...

 
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But doesnt it say that the Sons of Mil were related to the Tuatha De Danann who did come to Ireland from a lost western continent?
The Tuatha de Danann landed in the West, in Mayo I believe, there is a theory they were from the Azores, and the Milesians or Gaels deferred to their superiority in argiculture, building, magic etc. Perhaps they were the original Altantians.
 

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The Tuatha de Danann landed in the West, in Mayo I believe, there is a theory they were from the Azores, and the Milesians or Gaels deferred to their superiority in argiculture, building, magic etc. Perhaps they were the original Altantians.
They were myths, they didn't exist, they never visited Mayo or anywhere else.
 

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It claims that the Son of Mil, i.e. the Gael, came from Spain to Ireland about 4,000 years ago. That would go along with Professor Cunliffe's claim of a cultural traffic along this Atlantic zone. Of course, it doesn't say that these were the first Celtic speaking people in Ireland. The previous inhabitants are given Celtic names also.
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Some fascinating new theories emerging on the origins of the Celts and our languages. Could it be that Celtic developed from an Aryan ancestor language in the West and spread East as far a modern day Turkey? Recent DNA evidence suggests that Celtic DNA in Ireland, Britain, France and the Iberian Peninsula is much older than had previously been thought. Celtic and Latin belong to the same branch of Indo-European (they are the only two languages in this group), so it may be that all the Aryans in Western Europe spoke the same language, and over time Celtic and Latin diverged from each other.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8FM9nMFbfI
The Galicians would tell you that they were the original Irish.
 
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'Blood of the irish' telly documentary pointed to strong genetic ties between the irish and the Basques.

Cavemen indeed. Based in Europe long long before everybody else arrived.

First people in all of Europe, then an Ice Age killed them all,....except for the Basques. Then newcomers came into a warmer empty Europe.

Linguistically and DNA-wise the Basques are an enigma. And a very athletic race of men.
 
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