Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018

Archaeologists say Celtic relic found in Alps is a war horn


(ANSA) – Trento, November 14 – Archaeologists in Trento
announced Wednesday that an ancient Celtic artifact found some
60 years ago in this alpine region is, in fact, a Celtic war
The horn was found in the Val di Non valley, an area more
known for apples than for ancient artifacts.
While it was understood to be of Celtic origin, the use of
the instrument - made of what appeared to be tubes and a bronze
“leaf” - remained a mystery.
However, recently, archaeologists in Tintignac, France,
uncovered a similar relic whose much better state allowed them
to understand that it was, in fact, a horn.
According to archaeologists, the horns, called karnykes,
were part of a psychological warfare technique: when accompanied
by the cries of attacking Celtic warriors and the rumbling
sounds of their war carts, they helped instill a sense of fear
and doom in their adversaries.
Other similar instruments have been found in France,
Switzerland, Germany and Romania.
The antique instrument was recently presented during
Genoa’s Science Festival and will be on display November 17 at
an event in Verona.

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