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Gold Comb, Solokha barrow, Ukraine

Scythians had enormous stature and were a terrifying sight for enemies

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"In the daytime, however, the first thing to meet the Macedonians would be the terrifying sight of Scythians and Bactrians with...

Scythians in The Iliad

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Not many people know that Homer mentioned Scythians in his Iliad, only they are mentioned in it under different name. Here...

Scythian Vessel with Hunting Scenes from Solokha Kurgan

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The vessel has two hunting scenes in relief. In the first scene, two horseriders hunt a lion. The left horserider is...

European Scythians founded Persian and Bactrian empires, not vice versa

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"They thrice aspired to the supreme command in Asia; while they themselves remained always either unmolested or unconquered by any foreign...

Alexandropol Scythian Royal Kurgan in Ukraine: Chief of ‘Big Barrows’

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A century ago, British academic Dr. E. Minns concluded that the finest of the Scythian kurgans were "about the bend of...

Gold Phiale (Libation Bowl) from Solokha Scythian Kurgan

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The phiale was found in the Solokha Royal Kurgan in Ukraine.

Scythian ceremonial gilded silver cup from Gaimanova Mogila Royal Kurgan in Ukraine

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"The most outstanding work of Scytho-Classical art found in the Gaimanova Mogila kurgan is a small spherical gilded silver cup, with...

Athenian-type helmet from Scythian barrow in Ukraine

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In 1845, near the village of Zvenyhorodka in the Cherkasy oblast of Ukraine, a notable barrow was opened. The barrow was...

Ancient gold coin from Bosporan Kingdom in Crimea sells for a record-breaking £4.8m

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"The rare stater depicting a satyr—a "marvel of speaking portraiture"—was once in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum but was...

Scythian Battle-Scene Golden Comb from Solokha Kurgan in Ukraine

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Famous Scythologist and Dr. of History Anastasia Mantsevich (1899-1982) in her book "Kurgan Solokha" wrote that the bronze helmet found on...

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