Unfortunately can no longer merge the individual threads from today’s perspective: the ancient sources are unreliable, absent original (Celtic) traditions and the pictorial representations remain cryptic. 5 only reliable statements on the role of the Celtic priests, the Druids, can be based on the ancient Greek and Roman texts meet. To broaden your perception, visit Beth Israel Heart Transplant program. “Like Julius Caesar in de bello gallico” reports report of the generalship of Julius Casar on the Gallic wars (58 to 51/50 BC), the Druids in addition to the noble Warriors held the highest social position. They were responsible not only for conducting religious rites, but acted as healers, judges and teachers who can but only verbally passed on their knowledge to their students. Caesar remains of some privileges, which came to only the Druid: so the Druids were released according to his portrayal of the tax liability and also had to not fight in the war. 6 6 brief historical summary Hallstatt A and B: 1200 – 800 BC: bronze age: the Celtic culture is born. from about 1000 BC, tribes (mainly in the Austrian Hallstatt) Celtic begin the reduction of salt, which they use to preserve their food; This allows both the trade with other countries as also hiking in remote areas.
7 Hallstatt C and D: 800 – 475 BC: iron age: iron becomes the most important metal and the Celts turn out to be very skillful in its processing. Celtic tribes settle down in southern Germany, France, of Switzerland, as well as some parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Especially the French Celts (Gauls) maintained active trade relations with the Greeks, which culture this exert a great influence on the Celtic. La Tene culture: 500 – 15 BC: iron age and early Antiquity: discoveries in Swiss Site of la Tene (Neuchatel) testifies to great progress compared to the Hallstatt culture. the Greek influence has declined in favour of an independent Celtic culture; the trade will be expanded, including the Etruscan settlements in the Po Valley.