Thursday, November 15, 2012

Archaeologists say Celtic relic found in Alps is a war horn

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 horn.

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.

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