Tradition identifies the Hittites as the founders of the Olympian Iron Age. A Hittite state, with its core in central
Iron technology spread from Anatolia to
In 1846, Johann Ramsauer (1795-1874) discovered an ancient grave in Hallstatt, about 110 miles (70 km) southeast of today's
In 1858, Hansli Kopp discovered the remains of an ancient settlement at La Téne on the shores of
Celtic culture continued to expand after 400 BC. This later La Téne culture spread throughout Britannia (where Gaelic speakers remain), Gallia (named after the Celts there),
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