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Scythians at the British Museum - Full Curator Interview

Scythians at the British Museum - Full Curator Interview

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This show was 42nd in the global interview chart.

An in-depth interview with St John Simpson, curator of SCYTHIANS, a show of Russian artifacts never before seen outside of Russia and never placed together, marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution. The exhibition, organised with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia is open to visit until 14the January 2018, the exhibition looks at the hunting, decorative and funerary objects that tell a story of a people of which no written words exist.

A nomadic, fierce horse-riding people, the Persian-speaking Scythians lived in the green belt that led from Ukraine, the Black Sea to Mongolia. These finds from Russia are of a people who enjoyed smoked hemp seed (!), amazing headdresses and sequin garments.

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