Celts, The: Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Brand: Warner Home Video
Director: David Richardson
Edition: New Box Art
- Factory sealed DVD
Format: Multiple Formats
Package Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Pages: 2
Publisher: BBC Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Running Time: 323
Details: Celts, The: Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths (Repackage/DVD)
For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe. The ancient Greeks called them "Keltoi" and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands. This fascinating look back at the legends and legacy of the Celtic heritage is underscored by the hauntingly beautiful music of Enya.]]>
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Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.
Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.