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For the Irish, the closest DNA match is with the Basques

Artist's depiction of Celts. PICASA 3.0
The US-based online publication Irish Central, dedicated to the Irish all over the world, has brought back an article on the Basque roots of...

Selma Huxley, the woman who showed epic journey of Basque whalers...

We've written a lot about how Basque whalers "lighted" Europe with the oil from the whales they captured off of modern-day Canada.  They were...

The “Basque influence” on the prehistory of Easter Island

This article was translated by John R. Bopp A while back, we blogged about the story of the king of the Moluku Islands who, in the...

The oldest map in Western Europe discovered in a cave in...

Explicacion del mapa más antiguo de Europa encontrado en una cueva de Navarra
We’d like to bring to you today a piece of news that was published before this blog existed, but which we think is extraordinarily...

“The Basques: A Disappearing People” Élisée Reclus (1867)

Élisée Reclus was a French geographer and an anarchist member of the First International.  A tireless traveler, he is the creator of Social Geography,...

The Basque Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador Goes Well Beyond Red...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp We've blogged before about the centuries-long presence of Basque whalers and fishermen on the Atlantic coast of what...

Basque whaling boats, from the depths of history to an homage...

Given its design and handling, they've been called the "race cars" of the 16th century, and have been such an essential part to the...

The North Atlantic, the “Sea of the Basques”, and we didn’t...

Biscayarhalvøya peninsula on the central part of the north coast of Albert I Land, northern Spitsbergen.
They say that a people who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.  We imagine that this sentence refers to negative aspects, because...

The plaques designating Red Bay as a World Heritage Site are...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp There are matters where we get the impression that either we're obsessed or we have a completely different...

Was Alavan Ignacio Arana the first European surfer?

This article was translated by John R. Bopp A while back, we spoke to you about Ignacio de Arana, the Basque diplomat who was the consul...