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Solid gold artifacts found on a farm in Russia, suggests Scythian ritual grounds location

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The Scythians were Eurasian nomads, who traveled the continental landmass of Europe and Asia from about 9th century BC up until the 4th century ADThey were known as great horsemen, warriors, and invaders, therefore portrayed as such on artifacts discovered throughout time, an example of which is a gold comb, dating to the late 5th to earth 4th century B.C found in a royal tomb of Solokha, Eastern Ukraine.

Separate tribes spoke the same language and were united in some ways, but not believed to be governed by one body.  Historic finds reveal that separate tribes had, for example, differences in their artistic expression as well as burial practices. They also had no written language. Being constantly on the move left no traces of settlement. Most of what we know today about them are from writings of other cultures of which the main source is the Greeks. The word Scythian was first used by the Greek historian Herodotus.


About 30 miles east of Stavropol, stands a burial mound, called a kurg…

1000-year-old unique medieval treasure.

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Mr. Peter Fergus from Devon discovered this unique artifact, which was officially declared a treasure.

Dating between the sixth and 11th centuries, nothing alike has been found before.
Decribed as a very small lid of a gilded silver box with dimentions of 30mm (1.2") long, 15mm (0.6") wide, 8mm (0.3") high and weighs 11.29g (0.4oz).
Experts believe boxes like these were used to protect physical remains of religious figures or saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or other objects like a piece of a holy cross.

The item was unearthed around nine inches (23cm) in the ground on farmland at nearby Wembury.