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This new issue of
Celtic Connections magazine contains more fascinating and informative
information that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere!
Articles include ‘Viridius
and The green Man’, describing the recent excavation on a Romano-British
site of a carved stone dedicated to the Roman god Viridius, and the latter’s
relationship to The Green Man of Celtic mythology. There is an excellent
article on ‘Balance Within the Celtic World’, integrating the Yin-Yang
principle wisely and sensibly into the Celtic tradition. Iron Age news
includes the recent discovery of what may be the largest Iron Age hill fort
yet found in Britain, in Yorkshire.
is a fascinating article on the bronze Coligny Calendar – the earliest
known European druidic calendar discovered in France and dating from the 1st
century AD, and a fabulous modern reproduction on paper that has been
created by a group of artists and historians.
A long overdue article with
hitherto unpublished material is included about the pioneering
archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (discoverer of Minoan Crete) and his
excavation in 1886 of an Iron Age site of the 1st century BC at
Aylsford, near Maidstone in Kent, which revolutionised the existing
beliefs in the academic world about the British Celts, and paved the way
for the knowledge we have today.
Also there are
details of the fabulous 2002 Birmingham International Celtic Art
Exhibition, which is the largest of its kind ever to have taken place in
the UK. It incorporates artists from USA, Canada, Ireland, Spain,
Scotland, England and more diverse locations. The illustration shown at
the top of the page is the beautiful poster for the exhibition (April/June
2002) painted by the very talented Asturian artist Vitor Gonzalez.
All this plus music
and book reviews and more when you subscribe
to the magazine.
Slainte, and a Happy
Summer Solstice to everyone!
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