This exhibition will reveal the history of the powerful nomadic tribes who thrived in a vast landscape stretching from southern Russia to China and the northern Black Sea. The Scythians were exceptional horsemen and warriors, and feared adversaries and neighbours of the ancient Greeks, Assyrians and Persians between 900 and 200 BC. This will be the first major exhibition to explore the Scythians in the UK in 40 years. Many of the objects on display date back over 2,500 years. They are exceptionally well preserved as they come from burial mounds in the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, where the frozen ground prevented them from deteriorating. Objects preserved by the permafrost include textiles, fur-lined garments and accessories, unique horse headgear and tattooed human remains. Find out more about the ‘Scythians’ exhibition from the British Museum’s website.
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