Warriors of Ancient Siberia: Scythian History on Display in British Museum

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More than 850 exhibits from Russia’s Hermitage Museum collection were delivered to London to share the story of the Scythians, powerful nomadic tribes from Siberia.

Most of the items have never left Russia before. Now they are all set for a colossal exposition at the British Museum.

© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinThe 'Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia' exhibition was jointly organized by the British Museum and St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Photo: A gold clothing applique showing two warriors facing backs.
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The 'Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia' exhibition was jointly organized by the British Museum and St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Photo: A gold clothing applique showing two warriors facing backs.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinBesides items provided by the State Hermitage Museum, the exposition will include unique objects from the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Royal Collection. Photo: A gold artifact.
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Besides items provided by the State Hermitage Museum, the exposition will include unique objects from the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Royal Collection. Photo: A gold artifact.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinThe exhibition will tell the story of the Scythians – groups of formidable warriors that roamed the vast open plains of modern-day Siberia 2,500 years ago and stretched as far as the Black Sea and even the edge of China. Photo: Small gold lions.
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The exhibition will tell the story of the Scythians – groups of formidable warriors that roamed the vast open plains of modern-day Siberia 2,500 years ago and stretched as far as the Black Sea and even the edge of China. Photo: Small gold lions.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinScythians’ encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history. Feared and admired, the masters of mounted warfare were forgotten over time until now. Photo: A gold belt plaque.
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Scythians’ encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history. Feared and admired, the masters of mounted warfare were forgotten over time until now. Photo: A gold belt plaque.
© AP Photo / Leonore SchickFor centuries all traces of their rich culture was lost, buried beneath the ice. Photo: Gold arrowheads.
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For centuries all traces of their rich culture was lost, buried beneath the ice. Photo: Gold arrowheads.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinDiscoveries of ancient tombs have unearthed a wealth of Scythian treasures. Unbelievably well-preserved in the Siberian permafrost, clothes and fabrics, food and weapons, precious jewelry and even mummified remains of warriors and horses are revealing the truth about this civilization’s lifestyle, habits and rituals. Photo: Gold artifacts.
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Discoveries of ancient tombs have unearthed a wealth of Scythian treasures. Unbelievably well-preserved in the Siberian permafrost, clothes and fabrics, food and weapons, precious jewelry and even mummified remains of warriors and horses are revealing the truth about this civilization’s lifestyle, habits and rituals. Photo: Gold artifacts.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinThe artifacts will be on view from September 14, 2017 until January 14, 2018. Photo: Gold jewelry.
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The artifacts will be on view from September 14, 2017 until January 14, 2018. Photo: Gold jewelry.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinA woman inspects a golden clothing applique at the British Museum in London, on August 18, 2017, ahead of the 'Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia' exhibition.
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A woman inspects a golden clothing applique at the British Museum in London, on August 18, 2017, ahead of the 'Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia' exhibition.
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