Thursday, November 15, 2012

Celtic war horn from Italian Alps indentified after 60 years - UPI.com

Celtic war horn from Italian Alps indentified after 60 years - UPI.com

Celtic artifact found some 60 years ago in the Italian Alps has finally been identified as a Celtic war horn, archaeologists say. While it was long understood to be of Celtic origin, the use of the instrument, made of what appeared to be tubes and a bronze leaf, had remained a mystery. A similar but much better preserved relic recently found in France allowed archaeologists to realize that the Italian artifact was, in fact, a horn, Italy's ANSA news agency reported Wednesday. The horns, called carnyxes, were part of a psychological warfare technique, archaeologists said; mixed with the cries of attacking Celtic warriors and the rumbling sounds of their war carts, they helped create a sense of panic in their enemies.

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http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/11/15/Ancient-Celtic-war-horn-found-in-Italy/UPI-43251353006605/

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