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Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia.

[The BP exhibition, the British Museum, 14.09.2017 14.01.2018.
Organized with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.]

Ed. by St John Simpson and Dr Svetlana Pankova.

// London: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2017. 368 p. ISBN 978-0-500-02128-6

 

Contents

 

Forewords. 6

[Sponsors foreword. 6]

[British Museum Directors foreword. 7]

[State Hermitage Museum Directors foreword. 8]

[Organizing committee. 9]

 

Introduction
(St J. Simpson & S.V. Pankova). 10 (. academia.edu)

 

1. The Scythians in Eurasia
(A.Yu. Alexeyev). 16 (. academia.edu)

[Herodotus. 28]

[Siberia. 29]

[Trans-Siberian Railway. 31]

2. The Siberian Collection of Peter the Great
(E.F. Korolkova). [cat.no 1-27] 32

[St Petersburg. 42]

[Scythian-Siberian 'Animal Style' art. 56]

[Gold plaques from the Siberian Collection of Peter the Great: manufacturing techniques. 68]

3. Early nomads of Central Asia and southern Siberia
(K.V. Chugunov). [cat.no 28-30] 70

[Arzhan-1. 78]

[Arzhan-2. 80]

['Deer stone'. 82]

[The rock art of Central Asia. 86]

4. Personal appearance
(E.V. Stepanova & S.V. Pankova). [cat.no 31-91] 88

[Pazyryk. 98]

[Ak-Alakha-3. 100]

[Berel-11: a 'frozen burial' in the Kazakh Altai. 102]

[Aymyrlyg. 104]

[Textile fibres and dyes. 119]

[Textile fragments from Arzhan-1. 120]

[Mirrors. 134]

[Decorative plaques in the form of deer. 144]

5. Eating, drinking and everyday life
(St J. Simpson & E.V. Stepanova). [cat.no 92-116] 152

[Getting as high as a Scythian. 164]

[Food residues. 185]

6. Mounted warriors
(K.V. Chugunov, T.V. Rjabkova & St J. Simpson). [cat.no 117-180] 192

[Conflict in Scithian society. 202]

['The Scithian bow'. 208]

7. Death and burial
(E.F. Korolkova). [cat.no 181-189] 256

8. The Scythians and their cultural contacts
(A.Yu. Alexeyev, E.F. Korolkova, T.V. Rjabkova & E.V. Stepanova). [cat.no 190-233] 276 (. academia.edu)

[Scithian grave goods from the Black Sea cemetery of the Greek colony at Nymphaeum. 286]

[Scithian-related finds in the Oxus Treasure. 310]

9. After the Scythians
(N.N. Nikolaev & S.V. Pankova). [cat.no 234-267] 322

[The Oglakhty burial ground. 342]

 

Notes. 352

List of contributors. 362

List of lenders. 363

Acknowledgments. 363

Illustration credits. 364

Index. 365

 


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List of lenders.   ^

 

The British Museum would like to thank all the lenders to the BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia for their generosity.

 

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana.

Royal Collections / HM Queen Elizabeth II.

State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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