A people living north of the Black Sea between the Carpathian mountains and the river Don in the 7th-1st century BC. From the middle of the 4th century BC they were superseded there by the Sarmatians. The Scythians migrated eastwards across the steppes to settle finally in the Turkistan area of Central Asia.
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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.
Lengthy, illustrated article with references from the collaborative online encyclopedia.
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