Skip to comments.Extraordinary Kurgan Burial Shines New Light on Sarmatian Life
Posted on 09/17/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT by rjbemsha
A Sarmatian burial mound excavated this summer in Russias 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.
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There can be only one!!
Are these the people the Greeks and Romans called Scythians?
If so they were both numerous and warlike.
“Are these the people the Greeks and Romans called Scythians?”
The “Hells Angels of the Steppes”.
You beat me to it.
Another time MacLeod!!!
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.
Thanks. Beautiful stuff.
Amazing grave site. The slide show is spectacular as well.
Thank you for the ping, Mr. Civilizations. [smiles]
Thank you for the post, rjbemsha.
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