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Ancient Italy (c. 600 - c. 300 BC) by Undevicesimus

Ancient Italy (c. 600 - c. 300 BC) by Undevicesimus

Doggerland. A map showing Doggerland, a region of northwest Europe home to Mesolithic people before sea level rose to inundate this area and create the Europe we are familiar with today.  Map via National Geographic magazine.

Doggerland. A map showing Doggerland, a region of northwest Europe home to Mesolithic people before sea level rose to inundate this area and create the Europe we are familiar with today. Map via National Geographic magazine.

Seen here is a map of the Etruscan territory. You can see just how massive and expansive the territory is in the orange area that's taking up all of Northern Italy and the Western coast.

Seen here is a map of the Etruscan territory. You can see just how massive and expansive the territory is in the orange area that's taking up all of Northern Italy and the Western coast.

Throughout much of the peninsula dwelt the Italic tribes. They had migrated around 1000 BC from somewhere within modern Slovenia, near the ancient town of Hallstatt. By 500 BC the strongest of the tribes were the Samnites.  Across the Adriatic Sea lived the Illyrians. Sometime around 1000 BC one of their tribes, the Messapians, crossed and established themselves in the heel of the peninsula.

Throughout much of the peninsula dwelt the Italic tribes. They had migrated around 1000 BC from somewhere within modern Slovenia, near the ancient town of Hallstatt. By 500 BC the strongest of the tribes were the Samnites. Across the Adriatic Sea lived the Illyrians. Sometime around 1000 BC one of their tribes, the Messapians, crossed and established themselves in the heel of the peninsula.

I’ve been enjoying listening to some music over the past few weeks, and only belatedly realised it was all from the same part of the world: Galicia, in northern Spain. Once I realised that, I…

Keltic united

I’ve been enjoying listening to some music over the past few weeks, and only belatedly realised it was all from the same part of the world: Galicia, in northern Spain. Once I realised that, I…

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