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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1

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So what happened to the Scythians?


The Scythians were an ancient nomadic race that traded with the greeks. Their lands were somewhere in eurasian steppe. They are the inspiration for the Amazons of Greek legends. They suddenly dissappeared from written history. Does anyone know what happened to them.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #2

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Another nomadic race, the Sarmatians, drove into that land from the north-east, pushing the Scyths into Crimea, and into the delta of the Danube area, beginning around 200 BC. There, they intermarried and so disappeared as a distinct tribe.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #3

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oh cool but let me ask you were the sarmatians, and the scythians iranian or mongoloid
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oh cool but let me ask you were the sarmatians, and the scythians iranian or mongoloid
Iranian. They were part of the large Iranian "volkwanderung" beginning in the 8th century BC - the Scyths into modern-day Ukraine and the Medes into modern-day Iran. The Iranians were the eastern-most of the Indo-Europeans and began moving their flocks from the Aral Sea basin region into Iran before 2000 (this was long before they developed their horse-riding nomad culture - unless I'm seriously mistaken).
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What did they do before horse-riding nomadism? I understand that horses strong enough to carry riders were not always around and that is why chariots came before cavalry. But what were they doing?
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I assume they were herding their sheep and goats on foot. Maybe that's why everything took so long?
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They were supposed to be the ancestors of the original Irish, not sure if it's true or not.
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They were supposed to be the ancestors of the original Irish, not sure if it's true or not.
The Scots and the Picts also claimed to be descended from Scythians. I'm not sure if it's true or not either.
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The Scots and the Picts also claimed to be descended from Scythians. I'm not sure if it's true or not either.
Turks claim a kinship with Scythians as well.
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Turks claim a kinship with Scythians as well.
Quite a few Turks have red hair. As did the Picts, Irish and Scots.
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