19 September 2017, 9.00 - 10.00. Scythians. Warriors of Ancient Siberia at the British Museum
Scythians. Warriors of Ancient Siberia at the British Museum
Curator-led private Tour, Tuesday, 19 September 9.00-10.00 am
Some of the most exciting treasures in the Hermitage are the many Scythian artefacts discovered by chance and by excavation. These nomadic warriors inhabited the area that is now southern Siberia from about 900 BC to 200 BC, roaming the vast territories that stretched from southern Russia to China and the northern Black Sea.
This exhibition tells the tale of these exceptional horsemen and warriors, feared adversaries and neighbours of the Ancient Greeks, Assyrians and Persians. It provides great stuff for adults and children alike, with glorious gold and enthralling archaeology. Everyday objects (not least a bag containing lumps of cheese), horse caparison, weapons, tattooed human remains and of course some Scythian bling, their glorious gold jewellery, you name it, the exhibition has it. And most of the objects have never travelled outside the Hermitage before.
For more information see: British Museum (with some great educational material on the website)