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The priests, scholars, judges, and sorcerers of the ancient Celts, the Druids have been a subject of fascination to outsiders ever since the Romans encountered (and massacred) them 2,000 years ago. In the slide-illustrated lecture named for her new book, The World of the Druids, Miranda Green addresses such mysteries as Lindow Man (the bog-preserved corpse who may have been a Druidic sacrifice) and Stonehenge (which some scholars now believe was built by Celts, once a disdained position). Green heads the Centre for the Study of Culture, Archaeology, Religions, and Biogeography at the University of Wales College in Newport and is an expert in the material culture of the Celts. At 6 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Mark Jenkins)