[tied], Re:, Urartu.

From: torsten pedersen
Message: 8089
Date: 2001-07-24

>While some Cimmerians went south, others fled westwards. Archaeology may be
>little useful for distinguishing between Cimmerians and Scythians, since
>the steppe culture was rather homogenous compared to the Near East and
>settled areas of Europe partitioned by mountains and different ecological
>zones. In any event, some Cimmerians and probably Scythians penetrated
>eastern and central Europe, influencing Celtic art. I'm not the first to
>notice the name similarities between the Cimmerians and the Cimbri of
>Jutland who were, IMO, originally Celtic. Could they have even earlier been
>Cimmerians - first Celticized and later Germanicized? There was also the
>Arii tribe the Romans referenced in modern-day Poland. Could they have once
>been Iranians?
Don't forget that the Ynglingasaga says that the invaders who came with Odin
taught the natives to speak their language.


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