Did the Celts Really Reach the Americas Before the Vikings and Columbus? Debunking a Misguided Theory

Irish Myths

Irish Myths is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission.

For people who are proud of and actively celebrate their Celtic heritage, there can be seemingly no bounds to the cultural and technological achievements of their Celtic ancestors. To the superfans, the ancient Celts were more than „mere“ warrior-poet-metalworker-road-builders who sacked Rome before it was cool, they were also transatlantic voyagers who reached the New World ahead of the Norsemen and that infamous Genoan, Christopher Columbus.

On the other side of that coin, we have the Celtic deniers, people who belittle the accomplishments of the ancient Celts and claim, for example, that the Celts did not really settle in Britain ahead of the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons and the Romans, and that the reason the ancient Britons spoke a Celtic language and practiced Celtic customs was the result of…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 2.298 weitere Wörter

Kommentar verfassen

Trage deine Daten unten ein oder klicke ein Icon um dich einzuloggen:


Du kommentierst mit deinem WordPress.com-Konto. Abmelden /  Ändern )


Du kommentierst mit deinem Facebook-Konto. Abmelden /  Ändern )

Verbinde mit %s

Diese Seite verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahre, wie deine Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden..