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Lost Civilizations: The Scythians
- Illustrated article by Chris Bennet on this ancient world nomadic tribe that existed from the seventh to the first century B.C. Describes their society and dress, and mythical rites.
The Real Scythians of Messopotamia
- Fred Hamori gives the evidence for the movements of this prehistoric people from the Middle East to Europe and then Asia. He also summarises Gyula Mészáros's study of their language.
- Prof. John Haskins' collection of photographs of Scythian metal works (including gold objects), pottery, wooden objects, and textiles, together with a bibliography and maps.
The State Hermitage Museum: The Scythians
- Outlines its renowned collection of Scythian antiquities, mainly from burial complexes in the Crimea, Kuban basin and in the valleys of the Dnieper and Don rivers.
- Lengthy, illustrated article with references from the collaborative online encyclopedia.
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