Peter Frankopan is the author of ‘The Silk Roads: A New History of the World’ (Bloomsbury). He is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford.

Gold belt plaque with a vulture mauling a yak and a tiger, (4th–2nd century BC), southern Siberia, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Photo: V. Terebinin; © The State Hermitage Museum

Stepping out in style with the Scythians

These Siberian nomads were consummate survivors – and highly sophisticated craftsmen

16 Dec 2017