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The ancient Celts: More Europe-wide than you would think

Map shows spread of Celtic tribes encompassed all of Europe – and beyond.

A FASCINATING TUMBLR site, if you haven’t yet fallen upon it, is Mapsontheweb.

Along with interesting trivia such as which restaurant is split by a national border and what a world map would look like if all countries with a sea coast were to sink.

The blog has also uncovered a map which shows the expansion of Celtic tribes across Europe – it shows how they spread to the Iberian peninsula (Hispano Celts), to France (Gauls) to Eastern Europe, and as far afield as Ireland (naturally) and Turkey (Galatians).

Have a look here:

via MOTW/Tumblr

This map, on the other hand, shows the six modern Celtic nations (from the Celtic League‘s Carn magazine):


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