Wordless Wednesday

Another photo from the start of Vuelta a Espana 2016 in Galicia, the north-western corner of the Iberian peninsula. The Galicians are descended from Spain’s second wave of Celtic invaders (from the British Isles and western Europe), hence probably the bagpipes, who came across the Pyrenees mountains in about 400 BC. The Romans, arriving in the second century BC, gave the Galicians their name, derived from the Latin gallaeci.

9 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Possible they brought the pipes, but bagpipes far pre-date the Celts. The oldest absolutely confirmed use was 1000 BC by Hittites. Ancient Egypt and others have been credited with inventing them by various sources though.

    Nowadays though, everybody assumes they’re a Scots-Irish thing. πŸ™‚

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