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Extraordinary Kurgan Burial Shines New Light on Sarmatian Life
Past Horizons ^ | 17 Sep 2013 | Leonid T. Yablonsky

Posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT by rjbemsha

A Sarmatian burial mound excavated this summer in Russia’s Southern Ural steppes has yielded a magnificent but unusual treasure. The artefacts contained within the mound are helping to shed light on a little-known period of the illiterate nomadic culture that flourished on the Eurasian steppe in the 1st millennium BC and interacted with the Persian Achaemenid and Greek civilizations.

The archaeological study of this remarkable ancient tomb, or kurgan, was carried out by the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology (Russian Academy of Sciences), led by Professor Leonid T. Yablonsky.

(Excerpt) Read more at pasthorizonspr.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; grave; kurgan; sarmatian; sarmatians

Cast bronze cauldron with griffin handles.

The griffin handles

Golden plaque depicting panther leaping on a saiga's (antelope) back
1 posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT by rjbemsha
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To: rjbemsha

There can be only one!!


2 posted on 09/17/2013 6:29:16 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: rjbemsha; SunkenCiv

Ping!


3 posted on 09/17/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rjbemsha

4 posted on 09/17/2013 6:37:52 PM PDT by fso301
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To: rjbemsha

Are these the people the Greeks and Romans called Scythians?

If so they were both numerous and warlike.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 6:43:04 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

“Are these the people the Greeks and Romans called Scythians?”

The “Hells Angels of the Steppes”.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 7:36:29 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Vote 4 Nixon

You beat me to it.
Another time MacLeod!!!


7 posted on 09/17/2013 8:09:17 PM PDT by StarfireIV (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ..

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.

8 posted on 09/19/2013 3:52:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: yarddog; dljordan

No, the Scythians entered from the same direction, but centuries earlier. They were related to each other, very distantly, both geographically and chronologically. But when the Sarmatians arrived, they pushed the Scythians out and to the west.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 4:02:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Salamander
Kurgan Ping!


10 posted on 09/19/2013 4:11:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rjbemsha; SunkenCiv

Thanks. Beautiful stuff.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv; rjbemsha

Amazing grave site. The slide show is spectacular as well.

Thank you for the ping, Mr. Civilizations. [smiles]

Thank you for the post, rjbemsha.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 5:06:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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