Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarmatian Warrior Woman

The remains of a Sarmatian warrior woman were recently discovered.

From NRCU (Ukrainian Radio):
"Archeologists found woman's burial of Sarmatian epoch in one of burial mounds of Chutovo district, Poltava region ~~~ According to director of the centre of protection and research of the archeological monuments of the department of culture of the Poltava Regional State Administration Oleksandr Suprunenko, the woman was very influential.

The things found next to her prove this, namely a bronze mirror, a dagger and iron scissors as well as a unique silver brooch. Besides, an iron awl was stuck in the woman's head. Sarmatians is a general name of the people that dominated in the Ukrainian steppes after collapse of the Scythian state. According to Herodotus, the Sarmatians originated from Amazonians who married Scythian men."

Links to the Sarmatians
Warrior Women of Eurasia
The Sarmatians - CAIS
The Scythians, Sarmatians, et el: Interpretation of the Ancient Cultures

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