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Shillings, gods and runes: clues in language suggest a Semitic superpower in ancient northern Europe

Remember when Australians paid in shillings and pence?

New research suggests the words for these coins and other culturally important items and concepts are the result of close contact between the early Germanic people and the Carthaginian Empire more than 2,000 years ago.

  • Robert Mailhammer
  • The Conversation

The city of Carthage, in modern-day Tunisia, was founded in…

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