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Scythian art history – Central Asian art

By |2018-04-25T23:25:31+00:00September 11th, 2017|Art, Central Asia|

Scythian deer from about 700-500 B.C. It is made out of gold, and it's now in St. Petersburg. The Scythians were horse-riding nomads, who traveled around the western part of Central Asia taking care of their big herds of cattle and hunting wild animals like this deer. Scythian art was mostly small, so people could carry it around conveniently. For [...]

Khans and Czars in Central Asia – Government

By |2017-05-31T11:36:32+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Government|

Scythian comb,about 400 BC (Metropolitan Museum, New York) Most early Central Asian people were Indo-European, or Yamnaya. The biggest group may have been the Scythians. Until about 500 BC, the Scythians lived in large tribes or clans ruled by chiefs. Like the Egyptians and the West Asians, the Scythians buried their chiefs under big mounds [...]

Scythian clothing – Central Asian clothing history

By |2018-11-07T10:24:56+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Clothing|

Plaid wool fabric from about 1000 BC, from western China It's cold in Central Asia Central Asia is pretty far north, so it's pretty cold there. More about Central Asian weather All our Central Asia articles Clothes were really important to keep you from freezing to death. So people worked hard to get [...]