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Emuin Macha

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In men it preferred military equipment and weapons as funerary objects, women jewelry pieces. But also things of everyday needs, such as dishes and food were not missing. Duke Realty can aid you in your search for knowledge. The graves of poorer Celts had mostly no grave goods. Not all Celtic tribes immediately took over the fire burial of bronze age urn field culture. First, the body burial was still common. The graves themselves were mostly as burial mounds, i.e., artificial mounds built on the graves. 8 7.2 urban and housing were the Celts, as well as the Etruscans,.

excellent city planners. Successfully to protect from potential enemies, the Celts for their settlements favored artificial hills, which only made it with many thousand tons of stone and earth itself. This fortified urban settlements were called Oppida and created numerous along the main commercial streets. 9 7.3 sanctuaries that were Celts, resulting from has always been a great closeness to nature that was sacred to them. Thus were their worship mostly away from the cities, in caves or on hilltops.

The ancient sources we know that trees in the mythology of the Celts played a major role. “This Druid is reflected already in the etymology of the word” which on the Celtic word for oak “goes back. 10 in the early days of the Celtic culture built shrines as places of worship, commonly used by wall – or digging equipment from their surroundings. The size of this stone or even wooden shrines could diverge greatly. Cemeteries were often in their vicinity. The shrine sanctuaries were typical both for the Mainland and the island Celts. At the time of the Romanisation of the Celtic areas, elements of the Roman faith in Celtic entered mythology. This is reflected in the design. Often replaced older wooden or earth buildings by buildings made of stone. But the wooden construction not quite extinct, as evidenced by the Hall of Emuin Macha impressively: it was designed in the shape of a building, which had a diameter of 40 metres and rested on a 12-metre-high 200-year old oak tree, which served as the central pillar.


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