Marseille also matters to us because it was part of the Cornish/Devon tin trade route, by sea to Brittany & Bordeaux, then through the Garonne valley to the Med (to short-cut a long sea journey through the Bay of Biscay)
There are some who claim the Celts are Germanic.
"Mercia" means something like "men of the border". Anyone want to speculate on what Murcia/ Marseille/ Masallia might mean?
hvered wrote: There are some who claim the Celts are Germanic.
Boreades wrote:Have we mentioned the Hallstatt Salt Mines in Austria? Worked since the bronze age. From whence the Hallstatt Celtic Culture with trade links to Britain, Ireland and Greece via Marseille.
And Hall- means salt
It would make a lot of sense and it would explain some otherwise very strange happenings, i.e. the presence of tall mummified Caucasians with blond and red hair, wearing tartans and beards - at least the boys - in China (found in the Tarim/Takla Makan Desert, now residing in the Museum in Urumchi, well worth checking out!) What if these guys are 'Celts/Saxons', prospecting for salt along what later came to be known as the Silk Road?
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