This book depicts the legendary people that ruled the extensive region that stretched out in all directions from present-day Austria. Known as ferocious warriors, the Celts were skilled forgers of iron. The discovery of salt also allowed the Celts to become wealthy through trade with the rest of Europe until their eventual ruin by Roman conquerors. Topics include: technological achievements; the smelting of iron ore and the forging of weapons, shields, and helmets; the design of hillfort towns; sacrifices to pagan gods, hillside chalk etchings, and the education of Druids; Celtic languages, including Gaelic, Welsh, and Cornish; land ownership and paying rent and taxes; metal, glass, and enamelware.
Ages 8 to 14 years.