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Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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The Krampus Fairy

The Krampus Fairy | Cultural History |
There are many reasons to be a good archaeologist. The preservation of heritage sites is a noble endeavour, because it allows everyone (including everyone in the future) to access our shared histor...

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Info on Krampus -- and digs etc.

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Celtic Iron Age Sword Deposits and Arthur's Lady of the Lake

Celtic Iron Age Sword Deposits and Arthur's Lady of the Lake | Cultural History |

One aspect of this story in the Arthurian saga is singled out here because it seems to preserve a fairly well known Celtic custom of metal deposits in lakes and marshes if such interpretation of these finds is accurate. In the Celtic world, springs, lakes and marshes are liminal sacred places that are intermediary loci between, among others, the living and the dead. When Arthur’s legendary and to some extent magical sword Excalibur is returned to the Lady of the Lake, this is most likely an excerpted old echo of a longstanding Celtic votive ritual.

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Search for King Arthur to go north after Glastonbury conference despite Somerset connections

Search for King Arthur to go north after Glastonbury conference despite Somerset connections | Cultural History |

A rallying call fitting of King Arthur calling his legendary knights to battle issued across the historic lands of Avalon yesterday, as Britain was urged to rekindle its romance with its ancient king....


Professor Ronald Hutton of Bristol University told the assembled faithful: “His existence has been neither proved nor disproved and it’s quite rare to have a character this well-known in history of whom that can be said.

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hmmmmm    juries out on this hunt  ;)

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