Scythians
The Scythians (/ˈsɪθi.ən/ or /ˈsɪði.ən/; from Greek Σκύθης, Σκύθοι), also known as Scyth, Saka, Sakae, Sai, Iskuzai, or Askuzai, were a large group of Iranian nomads who were mentioned by the literate...
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Ancient 2,400-year-old gold bongs discovered in Russia
The “once-in-a-century” discovery of a set of solid gold bongs has offered a glimpse into the little-understood lives of Scythians, who ruled vast areas of Eurasia for a thousand years 2,400 years ago...
Scholars Decipher Names Of Amazon warrior Women From Ancient Pottery
A new study published in the journal Hesperia claims to have deciphered the names of ancient warrior women from Greek pottery dating back 2,500 years. According to the National Geographic, linguists u...
Scythia
Scythia (/ˈsiθiə/; Ancient Greek: Σκυθική) was a region of Central Eurasia in classical antiquity, occupied by the multinational but predominantly Eastern Iranian Scythians, encompassing parts of East...
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Saka
The Saka (Old Persian: Sakā; New Persian/Pashto: ساکا‎; Sanskrit: शक Śaka; Greek: Σάκαι; Latin: Sacae; Chinese: 塞; pinyin: Sāi; Old Chinese: *Sək) was the term used in Persian and S...
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Kurgans
Kurgan (Russian: курга́н) is the Russian word (of Tatar (Turkic) origin) for tumulus, a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, often of wood. These are mounds of earth and s...
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Pazyryk culture
The Pazyryk culture is an Scythian Iron Age archaeological culture (c. 6th to 3rd centuries BC) identified by excavated artifacts and mummified humans found in the Siberian permafrost, in the Altay M...
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Tillia tepe
Tillya tepe, Tillia tepe or Tillā tapa (Persian: طلا تپه‎) or (literally "Golden Hill" or "Golden Mound") is an archaeological site in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan near Shebergha...
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Scythian art
Scythian art is art, primarily decorative objects, such as jewellery, produced by the nomadic tribes in the area known to the ancient Greeks as Scythia, which was centred on the Pontic-Caspian steppe ...
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Scythian religion
Scythian religion refers to the mythology, ritual practices and beliefs of the Scythians, an ancient Iranian people who dominated Central Asia and the Pontic-Caspian steppe in Eastern Europe throughou...
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Scythian languages
The Scythian languages (/ˈsɪθiən/ or /ˈsɪðiən/) are a group of Eastern Iranian languages of the classical and late antiquity (Middle Iranian) period, spoken in a vast region of Eurasia named Scythia. ...
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Sarmatians
The Sarmatians (Latin: Sarmatæ or Sauromatæ, Greek: Σαρμάται, Σαυρομάται) were a large confederation of Iranian people during classical antiquity, flourishing from about the 5th century BC to the 4th ...
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Issyk kurgan
The Issyk kurgan, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, less than 20 km east from the Talgar alluvial fan, near Issyk, is a burial mound discovered in 1969. It has a height of six meters and a circumferen...
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Zygii
The Zygii (also known as Ζυγοί, Zygoi, Zygi or Zygians) has been described by the ancient Greek intellectual Strabo as a nation to the north of Colchis.He wrote:William Smith observes that "they were...
Apracarajas
The Apracas (also known as Avacas) were an Eastern Iranic people and Scythian ruling dynasty of Western Pakistan. The Apraca capital, known as Apracapura (also Avacapura), was located in Bajaur, Khyb...
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Sindi people
The Sindi (Greek: Σινδοί, Herod. iv. 28) were an ancient people in the Taman Peninsula and the adjacent coast of the Pontus Euxinus (Black Sea), in the district called Sindica, which spread between th...
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Kambojas
The Kambojas were a Kshatriya tribe of Iron Age India, frequently mentioned in Sanskrit and Pali literature.
The ancient Kambojas were probably an Indo-Iranian tribe. They are however, sometimes...
Octamasadas
Octamasadas was a Scythian king, the son of King Ariapifa, who lived around 446 BC. He came to power after the assassination of his brother Scylas. Octamasadas was the son of Teres’ daughter, making O...
Sodasa
Sodasa was an Indo-Scythian, and the son of the Great Satrap of Mathura Rajuvula. He is mentioned in the Mathura lion capital.Sodasa reigned during the 1st century CE, and also took the title of Great...
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Rajuvula
Rajuvula was an Indo-Scythian Great Satrap (Mahakshatrapa) who ruled in the area of Mathura in northern India in the years around 10 CE. In central India, the Indo-Scythians conquered the area of Math...
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Central Asians in Ancient Indian literature
Central Asia and Ancient India have long traditions of social-cultural, religious, political and economic contact since remote antiquity. The two regions have common and contiguous borders, climatic c...
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Zarina
Zarinaea, also referred to as Zaranya (meaning "the golden") (alternative spelling Zarina) was a Sacae woman, the sister of Cyraedus, and the wife of Marmares, ruler of the Parthians. She was noted f...
Spargapeithes
Spargapeithes was the name of a king of the Scythian tribe of the Agathyrsi.
Budini
The Budini (Greek: Boudinoi) were an ancient people who lived in Scythia.Herodotus located them east of the Don River (known as the Tanais in his time) beyond the Sarmatians. He gives us the only desc...
Tirgatao
Tirgatao was a princess of the Maeotes mentioned by Polyaenus:Tirgatao is also the title of a tragedy by Kabardian writer Boris Utizhev, a playwright of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. It was transla...
Anacharsis
Anacharsis (/ˌænəˈkɑrsɪs/; Greek: Ἀνάχαρσις) was a Scythian philosopher who travelled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea to Athens in the early 6th century BC and made a gre...
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