Under the title “Gold of the Scythians” a compilation of archaeological finds from Scythian graves (kurgans) was shown in various museums worldwide. In addition to body jewelry (neck, arm and finger rings), thousands of reliefed patches made of thin gold sheet were found, which were mostly used as garment trimmings, but were also attached to tapestries and other textiles for decoration.
According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the mythical origin of the Scythians lies far to the east, in the Altai high mountains in southern Siberia and in the border region with China. The oldest graves have been found here so far, from the 9th century BC. However, the distribution of the cavalry and nomadic people took on monstrous dimensions over time, from Mongolia to Kazakhstan, the southern Urals, the Caucasus region and the Ukraine to Romania and Hungary, the sites of Scythian princely tombs range, which archaeologists have been exploring for almost three hundred years hold your breath.
Because the “gold of the Scythians”, the magnificent pieces of jewelry and small sculptures mostly with animal symbols that can be found there are of fascinating quality. It is known that the Scythian warriors employed Greek artists. Under the sign of the golden griffin, the most important of all animal symbols, they roamed the Eurasian steppe and plundered everything they could lay their hands on. In the last twenty years, many well-attended exhibitions have been presented with the wealth of the Scythians – actually everything has been said about them. One might think. Read the whole article at:
Finds from the first half of the 7th century and the late 4th century BC. B.C. from the northern Black Sea region are referred to as Scythian because of the information provided by Herodotus in archeology. However, this special material culture with decorations in the Scythian animal style, iron short swords, lamellar armour, bronze cauldrons with a high base (typical for the special forms of the bridle gags), catacomb graves under burial mounds kurgans and large anthropomorphic sculptures is spread over a much wider area.
While most Russian and Ukrainian archaeologists limit the term Scythians to finds between the >Bug and the Kuban and on the coast of the Sea of Azov, the area where… Read the whole article:
Example of the Scythian Animal Style: Gold Pectorals from the Tovsta kurgan Nikopol/ Central Ukraine
In the second part of our animated short film series, we present the development, functioning, culture and Hungarian connections of the Scythian Empire. The first part, the short film “Der Ursprung des Ungartums”, has been seen almost a million times. (Thank you very much!) Who were our ancestors? Who are we descended from? We also research these questions using the latest scientific methods. The second part of our animated short film series.
The Rise and Fall of the Original Horse Hordes. The Kings and Generals animated documentary series on the history of ancient civilizations continues with a video about the rise and fall of the Scythians – the first nomadic conquerors in history, original horse princes who in ancient times managed to conquer most of the Ponto-Caspian Conquering steppe and waging wars with Persians, Greeks and others.