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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…

Medieval ring found in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forrest.

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Mr.Mark Thompson was metal detecting in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, where the legend of Robin Hood originates when he discovered a beautiful gold ring set with a blue sapphire stone.  It has the image of an infant Christ engraved on one side and that of a Saint on the other.

It is believed to date from the 14th century and similar to one found with the tomb of Archbishop of Canterbury, William Whittlesey, who died in 1374.


A regional finds liaison officer, Dot Boughton, confirmed that the case has been referred to the coroner to be formally declared a treasure, following tests at the British Museum.
Mr. Thompson says that he found the ring within 20 minutes while searching with his metal detector in the forest and making this find could completely change his life.