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Old Nov 17th 2008, 03:58 PM
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To have that vast of a cast of occupiers I'm going to guess something more central in Eurasia. My guess is Budapest.
I don't think either the Celts or the Romans ventured that far east (or the Franks or the Ostrogoths).

Geographically, Malvolio's guess was physically closer.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 04:30 PM
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This major European city was founded by Celtic peoples and was subsequently conquered or controled by Romans, Visigoths, Huns, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Franks, Germans, Spanish, French and Austrian rulers at one time or another.
Milan, Italy? I was actually surprised by how many cities in Southern Europe the Celts founded--Belgrade is another one.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 05:34 PM
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Milan, Italy? I was actually surprised by how many cities in Southern Europe the Celts founded--Belgrade is another one.
Belgrade founded by Celts eh? News to me!

Anyway, Milan is correct!
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 08:18 PM
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For the record, Budapest is indeed a "Celtic" city. The eastern Celtic-speaking peoples are most often referred to as Getic. You would probably know them as the Dacians or even the Thracians. I couldn't tell you the relationship between the Celtic cultures of the East and the development of the Slavic languages but I can at least tell you that a knowledge base around metal smithing and even designs where horses are concerned is particularly focussed upon as one of the key ties between the Western and Eastern Celts. That and an affinity for golden jewellery. I wasn't sure about the Franks or the Spanish but most of the others fit the place. Milan is certainly an interesting answer there. I would have thought they were Etruscan but they appear not to be.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 09:22 PM
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You would probably know them as the Dacians or even the Thracians.
Okay, that makes sense. Keep forgetting that Thracians and Celts are the same group.

No Franks ruled in the Balkans (some parts of Greece yes, but that's it).

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Old Nov 18th 2008, 10:31 AM
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This formerly Prussian seaport and autonomous city-state historically had an overwhelmingly German majority in its population, which is ironic considering that it is where the Naziís began World War II.
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This formerly Prussian seaport and autonomous city-state historically had an overwhelmingly German majority in its population, which is ironic considering that it is where the Naziís began World War II.
Danzig/Gdansk ?
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 11:11 AM
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Danzig/Gdansk ?
Bingo. That's it. My mom was actually one of the German majority there when the bombs starting dropping. She was 10. She and most of her family ended up getting stuck on the Russian side of the eastern front for most of the war, but made it to Frankfurt by the time the war was over.
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 02:39 PM
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Btw, what ever happened to Konigsburg? What name has that city changed to?
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 02:42 PM
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Btw, what ever happened to Konigsburg? What name has that city changed to?
Kaliningrad
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