Libifénices, escitas y celtas.

Observaciones sobre el fresco de Kef el-Blida (Túnez)

"Describing the region, Pliny the Elder botes that the inhabitants of Byzaena were called 'Libyphoenicians' (NH, V, 24). Before him, Livy (XXI, 22, 3) defined these Libyphoenicians as half-breeds of Carthaginian and African stock." (Lancel: 288)

"And here I think it not amiss to notify what the Irish chroniclers, observe upon this matter, viz. - that all the invaders and planters of of Ireland, namely, Partholan, Neimhedh, the Firbolgs, Tuatha-de-Danans, and Clan-na-Mile, where originally Scythians, of the line of Japhet, who had the language called 'Bearla-Tobbai' or 'Gaodhilg' [Gaelic] common amongst them all; and consequently not to be wondered at, that Ithe and the Tuatha-de-Danans understood one another without an interpreter - both speaking the same language, though perhaps with some differences in the accent." (extraído de The origin and stem of the Irish nation John O'Hart, published 1892)
Los "fomorians" eran seres fantásticos y uno de los primeros pueblos, que habitaron Irlanda. El ojo de Balor, uno de los tres "fomorians" más conocidos, cuando estaba abierto, petrificaba a todo quien lo mirase. Esto no deja de traer asociaciones al ojo que aparece en la quilla de las naves fenicias.
"According to the quoted verse, -(unos versos que narran como San Patricio destruyó este ídolo)- one third of the healthy children were slaughtered, presumably every year, to wrest from the" powers of nature the grain and grass upon which the tribes and their cattle subsisted. In a prose dinnsenchus preserved in the Rennes MS., there is a slight variant. "'T is there", (at Mag Slecht), it runs, It was the king idol of Erin, namely -the Crom Croich, and around him were twelve idols made of stones, but he was of gold." (Squire, 1998: 40)

"Before we proceed may I refer briefly to a theory advocated by Hans Krahe abd W. P. Schmidt (1). It maintains that that there exists in Europe, from Scandinavia to Southern Italy and from the Baltic to the British Isles and Spain, and old stratum of river-names as evidence of an undivided Old European or , in W. P. Schmidt´s words, plainly I. Eur. Language. It further assumes that this language, which preceeds the historically known Baltic, Germanic, Celtic, Italic and Illyrian dialects of I. Eur., must have spread early in the second millennium B. C. to most parts of Europe including the British Isles and certain areas of Spain." (ACS : 389)

Lithuanian skersas, crooked (curvo).
Irish cearn, cearna, angle, corner, Early Irish cern; evidently an e form of the stem found in còrn, horn (cuerno), q.v. (McBains dictionary)
Antiguo-prusiano, KÊRKÂ Kerko E 758: Taucher (Vogel) / diver (bird)( un pájaro (soromujo))
Gaélico círín, cresta; circe, cresta de gallo
Tamazight (berber), kerker, amontonar, apilar; ekker, elevarse, levantarse.

"According to the records of Mernptah (ca. 1236-1223 B.C.), The Sea Peoples attempted to invade Egypt in his fifth regnal year as part of a massive attack from the directions of Lybia. In this onslaught the Libyians were leagued with confederates from the north described explicitely as "foreigners from the Sea" - the Sherden, Sheklesh, Lukka, Tursha and Akawasha…" "the Peleset, the Tjekker and the Denyen have identical feathered headdress; the Sherden wear horned helmets and the Sheklesh and the Teresh have fillet headbands." (PH. p. 5)

Existen de momento y que yo sepa dos obras publicadas sobre el tema: The Mummies of Ürümchi. Elizabeth W. Barber (especialista en el estudio de tejidos). MacMillan. London. 1999 y The Tarim Mummies. J. P. Mallory y Victor H. Mair. Thames&Hudson. London. 2000
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