Author(s) : Bouzek Jan (22/2/2008)
For citation: Bouzek Jan, "Scythian tumuli", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10742>
Herodotus in the fourth book of his Histories describes several funerary customs and feasts of the Scythians. Archaeological excavations have also brought to light evidence related to the burials of these tribes. So far there have been investigated not only royal tombs but also graves of the lower classes, which provide researchers with information regarding customs, jewellery tradition, clothing, not to mention the relation between Scythians and Greeks.
Scythia, Black Sea
NW Caucasus, Ukraine, Roumania, Hungary, Central Asia, Siberia
1. Scythian burial customs
2. The archaeological evidence
2.1. 7th century BC
2.2. 5th century BC
2.3. 4th century BC
2.4. Other Scythian tumuli
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