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University of New Mexico: Timothy Graham | The Book of Kells: A Celtic Treasure

An excerpt from Timothy Graham’s illustrated lecture on the history, art and symbolism of the Book of Kells, a medieval Celtic decorated gospel manuscript. Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UNM Continuing Education.  

National Geographic: Halloween History

Halloween isn’t just costumes and candy; it’s a cultural holiday rich in tradition. Image credit: WxMom / Flikr  

Alltime Numbers: Bet You Didn’t Know This About Halloween!

Ever wondered where Halloween comes from? Or how much money Americans spend on candy each October 31st? Find out here!  

Barry Cunliffe: Who Were the Celts?

Published on Feb 4, 2014 Shallit Lecture given at BYU on March 17, 2008. The Celts living in the middle of Europe were the fearsome opponents of the Greeks and Romans and in c. 390 B.C. they actually besieged Rome. The classical writers have much to say about their warlike activities but where did they …

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