‘Amazon in Battle’ scene on golden scabbard from Chertomlyk Royal Barrow in Ukraine

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The sheath was first described for international audience in the "Scythians and Greeks" book by E. Minns published in 1913. Below...

Amazons Female Warriors in Scythia (present-day Ukraine)

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Dr. Olena E. Fialko of Institute of Archaeology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in her recently published work "Scythian...

Ariadne, Labyrinth dance, spindle-whorls in Scythian tombs

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Homer in the Iliad wrote that "Daedalus in Cnossos once contrived; A dancing-floor for fair-haired Ariadne" and scholars are confident that...

Crane Dance and Hyperborean Cult in Ancient Greece

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Below are several quotes from the works of Robert Graves: "It is not known what sort...

‘Monkey and Cranes’ Gold Relief Overlay from Lytoi Scythian Kurgan in Ukraine

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The two birds on the plaque were identified as cranes by Gerhard Friedrich Müller (although others see in them herons which...

‘Battle of Pygmies with Cranes’ theme in the Bosporan Kingdom: Flight of Soul to...

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The legend of the Battle of Pygmies with Cranes was very popular in the Bosporan Kingdom in ancient times. As a...

Battle of Pygmies and Cranes: Pre-Homeric route from Scythia to Africa

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Homer in the Iliad: With shouts the Trojans, rushing from afar,  Proclaim their motions, and provoke the war  So when inclement winters vex the plain  With...

Scythian Colored Ornament Patterns on Leather from Tovsta Mogyla Kurgan

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The man in the central grave of Tovsta Mogyla Kurgan had a cuirass on him. The cuirass pauldrons (shoulder pads) had...

Scythian Queen from Tovsta Mogyla Kurgan: A Pendant Earring

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"Cradle of Civilizations" book has rare images of a similar set from a famous barrow near the Azov Sea. < PREVIOUS

Sculptured birds on Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mogyla Kurgan

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"Royal Scythia, Greece, Kyiv Rus" book has some insights about Gorden Pectoral from Tovsta Mogyla.

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