S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

History Lesson

Today's history lesson comes to us courtesy of a box of tissues from the "Kleenex Expressions" range.

"During the Middle Ages, the Celts in Ireland were especially skilled at creating intricate designs from fine gold or silver wire. These designs, known as filigree, are often found in Mexico and India today."

My first hypothesis was that this clearly indicates that the Celts' major trading partners were Mexico and India, but my father thought the evidence was much stronger for this indicating a large-scale migration of Celts to Mexico and India, since that would explain the sheer numbers of filigreed pieces in those countries today. Either way, this may be a cutting-edge insight into the way all three areas of the world have developed in the past millennium.

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