Lost Treasures of the Ancient World : The Celts (2001)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This video is part of a series that looks at world cultural heritage through the examination of the civilizations that shaped it. This episode focuses on the the Celtic race of northern Europe. The video presents stories and myths of the culture, from its pagan nature beliefs to the exploits of its warriors. There is a tour of ancient ruins and reenactments take place in a replica of a Celtic village. The program features Celtic art, including the calligraphy and scroll work crafted by priests during the Dark Ages. The Celtic people are credited with preserving Western civilization's accumulated knowledge during this time when books were burned and writing was banned elsewhere on the continent. Historians provide insight into the gifts of the Celts.



ancient-civilizations, Celtic, ancient