Science: Discovering a Celtic Tut

Ancient chieftain's tomb is dug up in Germany

They were often tall and fair-haired, with great drooping mustaches through which they guzzled goblets of wine. Known as much for their ballads as for their bellicosity, they held sway over Central Europe for 700 years, from about 800 B.C. until the 1st century B.C. Who were these roistering, rambunctious warrior-poets, these so-called Celts? Contemporary Greek and Roman writers disdained them as crude barbarians, and the early Celts did little to correct the slander. Preferring to pass on their exploits in heroic song and verse, they left no written history or literature and, alas,...

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