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  The Scythians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Scythians and Assyrians together conquered the Medes of the Caspian Sea; however the Medes was able to drive the Scythians out of western Asia and back to the Pontic Steppes by the turn of the century.
From the end of the 7th century to the 3rd century BC, the Scythians occupied the steppe from the north Black Sea area, from the Don in the east to the Danube in the west.
The favorite animals of the Scythian style are the stag, the horse, the ibex, the boar, the bear, the wolf, the felines, the eagle and the fish.
www.silk-road.com /artl/scythian.shtml   (1823 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Scythians
Scythians lived in confederated tribes, a political form of voluntary association which regulated pastures and organized a common defence against encroaching neighbors for the pastoral tribes of mostly equestrian herdsmen.
Scythians also had reputations for their usage of barbed and poisoned arrows of several types, for a nomadic life centered around horses — "fed from horse-blood"?title=according to Herodotus — and for skill in guerrilla warfare.
"The ethnic of the Sakas (Scythians)" by I. P'iankov
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Scythians   (5549 words)

 IRANIAN PEOPLES: The Scythians - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
Scythian power apparently grew after the middle of the century, but the peak of their military raids in the Near East falls between 630 and 625 BCE.
Scythian noblewomen wore a high tiara; the dress in which they were buried was covered with sheet gold ornaments decorated in relief.
In the fifth century BCE, the Scythians were a fairly strong military power respected by both the Pontic cities (Olbia was a Scythian protectorate) and their neighbors-the Getae and other Thracians living in the eastern Balkans and the Sauromatae of Iranian stock (later called Sarmatians) east of Don-though the last mentioned slowly moved westward.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Anthropology/Scythian/scythians.htm   (1629 words)

 The Scythians
Scythian Art is also called STEPPES ART, decorative objects, mainly jewelry and trappings for horse, tent, and wagon, produced by nomadic tribes that roamed Central Asia from slightly east of the Altai Mountains in Inner Mongolia to European Russia.
Many of the most impressive pieces of Scythian art (now part of the treasure at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg) were cast of solid gold and were recovered in the 17th-19th century, before the development of modern archaeological methods that might have shed more light on their origins.
The Scythian artistic idiom is one of great compression as well as of synthesis; contrasting positions of the body are combined with astonishing skill to depict every possible aspect of the animal when visualized during all its diverse activities.
history-world.org /scythians.htm   (1591 words)

 SCYTHIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Scythians erected a loose confederacy that spanned all of the Western Steppe.
Scythians had no written language, so much of what is known about them has been derived from the many precious and exquisitely crafted artifacts found in their frozen tombs in Russia, Kazyktstan and the Eurasian plains.
Scythians were very artistic and are famous for their depiction of griffins as a monocular half lion and half eagle with one eye.
www.geocities.com /amuse_amenace/scythia.htm   (6847 words)

 Booklet > The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy > The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Although the geographic origins of the Scythian people are hotly debated, evidence for the time of their first appearance in history is not.
Two groups, Cimmerians and Scythians, seem to be referred to in Urartean and Assyrian texts, but it is not always clear whether the terms indicate two distinct peoples or simply mounted nomads...
In the beginning of her research Dr. Kristensen was skeptical and subscribed to the traditional theory that the Cimmerians were "Aryan" tribes the Scythians had chased out of the north, as Herodotus had theorized.
www.ucg.org /booklets/US/scythians.htm   (3584 words)

 Scythia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scythian state reached its greatest extent in the fourth century BC during the reign of Ateas.
The fall of the Second Scythian Kingdom came about in the second half of the third century BC under the onslaught of Celts and Thracians from the west and Sarmatians from the east.
The enmity of the Third Scythian Kingdom, centred on Scythian Neapolis, towards the Greek settlements of the northern Black Sea steadily increased.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scythia   (1946 words)

 Prehistoric Art (Virtual Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
A photo of a Scythian burial model is given on the vignette to the exposition.
As far as the Scythians led a nomadic or seminomad life, the main knowledge of their material culture is based on the results of the excavations of the so-called "tsar's" burials because the most royal, precious objects were found exactly in them.
The most brilliant and wealthy finds from the Scythian and later Sarmatian burials are in the Hermitage collection (www.hermitage.ru), which was accumulated for more than 200 years.
vm.kemsu.ru /en/skyth   (263 words)

 Scythia and the Scythians - Encyclopedia of Ukraine
The bellicose Scythians were often in conflict with their neighbors, particularly the Thracians in the west and the *Sarmatians in the east.
The Scythians became a potent force not only because of their impressive array of weapons and training but also because they shared a strong underlying military ethos and belonged to a warrior society that bestowed honors and spoils on those who had distinguished themselves in battle.
The Scythians did not build temples, altars, or idols to worship their deities, but they maintained a caste of soothsayers and believed strongly in witchcraft, divination, magic, and the power of amulets.
www.brama.com /news/press/001022scythian_history.html   (1968 words)

 CC Summer 1995: The Scythians - High Plains Drifters
The Scythians were a barbaric group of pre-Common Era nomadic tribes who are a fascinating example of an ancient cannabis using group.
Scythian women were tattooed like their mates, and the ancient historian Diordorus commented that Scythian women 'fight like the men and are nowise inferior to them in bravery'.
Cannabis was an integral part of the Scythian cult of the dead, wherein homage was paid to the memory of their departed leaders.
www.cannabisculture.com /backissues/jul95/scythians.html   (2313 words)

 Scythia, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Scythia is the abode of one of the WINDS, the North Wind Boreas 1.
The Scythians did not expand to the north because, as they said, in the north both earth and sky are full of feathers, and the showers of feathers hindered the sight.
The first of the Scythians is said to be Targitaus, son of Zeus and a daughter of the river god Borysthenes.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Scythia.html   (890 words)

 The Ancient Scythians of Cis-Caucasia
Some historians think that the prophet Jeremiah had the Scythians in mind when he warned the Israelites that warriors would come who are cruel and have no mercy, their voice roareth like the sea and they ride upon horses, every one put in array, as men for war against thee.
Dominant among these groups were the Scythians and their entrance into the affairs of the western plateau during the 7th century may perhaps mark one of the important turning points in Iron Age history.
In the eyes of an Achaemenid Persian the Scythians (or Sakas) were the people in the north who were constantly restless, exotically colourful and posed a perpetual threat.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Scythians.html   (677 words)

 Scythians - History Forum
Scythian society was the historically first mobile, highly organized military patriarchal society governed by the chiefs, tribe aristocracy, military leaders and the heads of separate armed groups.
Scythian society was the first in the history of the Northern Coast of the Black Sea and adjacent areas of Crimea, Ural, Middle Asia, Altai, Northern Caucasus and Transcaucasus consolidated state, with its specific social structure and common law.
Scythians were the first tribe to develop the tactics of short military actions and long warfare, the raids on the fortified cities and fortresses of the settled peoples.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5231   (11281 words)

 Scythians - History for Kids!
The Scythians were a large group of loosely connected people who lived in Russia, and also further south around the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
The Medes pushed the Scythians back to the Black Sea again, and after the establishment of the Persian Empire the Persian king Darius mounted another campaign against the Scythians in the Black Sea area.
The Scythians remained identifiable as a group for another eight hundred years, until around 200 AD another very similar group, the Sarmatians, overran them and took over their territory.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/scythians.htm   (413 words)

 The Scythians - Seventh Century BCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that in the fifth century BCE the Scythians ruled from the Don River, in present southern Russia, to the Carpathian Mountains, in central Europe.
The Scythians or steppe people were nomads relying on the horse and wagon for mobility, living in stout felt tents, and subsisting largely on horse's milk and cheese, as well as on food from hunting and fishing.
The Scythians lived to the north of the well-traveled trade routes we call today "The Silk Routes." Their territory was constantly being explored and sometimes colonized by settled farmers, whose own lands were becoming overpopulated or overgrazed.
www.silk-road.com /artl/scythian1.shtml   (687 words)

 The Horses of the Scythians
The Scythians, the first to domesticate the horse and possibly the first to make their living through the practice of archery on horseback, are one of the most mysterious of ancient peoples, and their stories are fascinating ones.
Where the Scythians come from, and which racial stock they were, are hotly debated--sometimes in the international courts--even to this day.
Herodotus wrote that "No Scythian woman may marry until she has killed a man of the enemy." These reports, and the evidence of Scythian and Saurmatian (a Scythian subgroup) art and craft were routinely dismissed until the latter part of the 20
www.turanianhorse.org /scythians.html   (608 words)

 Where Did the Scythians Come From?
Since the Scythians apparently left no written records and the writings by their neighbors about them were sketchy, it is necessary to rely on archaeological evidence to attempt to trace their source.
This is due, in part, to the fact that the Scythian areas of occupation in Southern Russia, Central Asia and Siberia were for hundreds of years a boiling pot of a multitude of tribes and subtribes - peoples that were ever on the move.
Evidence of one source of Scythian origin does consistently appear and reappear both in the study of linguistics and in the archaeological and written record.
pages.sssnet.com /7genex7/where.html   (673 words)

 History of Iran: Scythians / Sacae
In fact, just as the Scythians and the Sacae shared the same life style, they had the same name: in their own language, which belonged to the Indo-iranian family, they called themselves Skudat ('archers'?).
The Sauromatae are mentioned by Herodotus as the descendants of Scythian fathers and Amazon mothers.
Harmatta, 'Herodotus, historian of the Cimmerians and the Scythians' in: Hérodote et les peuples non Grecs.
www.iranchamber.com /history/articles/scythians_sacae.php   (1752 words)

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Such was the mode in which the Scythians, after being for a time the lords of Asia, and being forced to quit it by the Medes, returned and settled in their own country.
The fourth of the Scythian rivers is the Borysthenes.
Fifty of the best of the late king's attendants are taken, all native Scythians- for, as bought slaves are unknown in the country, the Scythian kings choose any of their subjects that they like, to wait on them- fifty of these are taken and strangled, with fifty of the most beautiful horses.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Scythians.html   (9488 words)

 Scythians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Archaeological remains of the Scythians include kurgan tombs (ranging from simple exemplars to elaborate "Royal kurgans" containing the "Scythian triad" of weapons, horse-harness, and Scythian-style wild-animal art), gold, silk, and animal sacrifices, in places also with suspected human sacrifices.
Scythians also had reputations for their usage of barbed and poisoned arrows of several types, for a nomadic life centered around horses — "fed from horse-blood" according to Herodotus — and for skill in guerrilla warfare.
Although the classical Scythians may have largely disappeared by the 1st century BC, Eastern Romans continued to speak conventionally of "Scythians" to designate mounted Eurasian nomadic barbarians in general: in 448 AD two mounted "Scythians" led the emissary Priscus to Attila's encampment in Pannonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scythians   (5590 words)

From the second millennium on, three groups of languages can be discerned: the Indian group (Vedic, Sanskrit...), the Scythian group (in the homeland on the steppe), and the Iranian group (Gathic, Persian...).
The Royal Scythians lived in the southern part of Ukraine, immediately north of the Greek towns.
The Royal Scythians were still living in the south of Ukraine and had become the most important Sarmatian tribe.
www.livius.org /sao-sd/scythians/scythians.html   (1747 words)

 Were Scythians the earliest Ukrainians?
She is one of the contributing authors to the book Scythian Gold: treasures from ancient Ukraine which was published to complement the current exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Perhaps most of all, the Scythians were known for their abilities as equestrians and expert archers.
The Scythians originated in central Asia, but evidence of their nomadic lifestyle reaches into India, and shows a westward path into Armenia, Ukraine, Hungary and even eastern Germany.
www.brama.com /news/press/001022scythian_migration.html   (643 words)

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