Tag Archives: Iron Age

Warrior Burials Found in Gaul

While excavating for a new business park near Troyes, graves were found. French archaeologists have id’d the graves as including warriors of Gaul, dating back 2300 years. This picture ran with both the news sources mentioned here–it’s credited to Francios Nascimbeni … Continue reading

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Iron Age Helmet Found in Britain

Using a metal detector, someone turned up an Iron Age helmet on a farm in Canterbury, Kent, where the Cantiaci tribe once lived. The bronze helmet dates to around 55 BC, and experts speculate that it was made on the … Continue reading

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Battle of the Sabis

Seems like a thousand years (or a bit over 30 generations) since I had occasion to actually write about Gaul. But I came across a  marvellous website devoted to the  Battle of the Sabis by a group called Livius. The Battle … Continue reading

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Carnyx: Celtic Battle Horn

The carnyx was the Celts’ battle horn. It had a brass boar’s head–or some other fearsome animal–at the top, which stood two meters above the men who held it. Probably emitted an eerie, terrifying sound. In my novel, my heroine … Continue reading

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