Tian Shan Mountains with Kurgan.
SCYTHIAN Anonymous (aka Saka)
(active c. 7th c BCE - 2nd c BCE)
7th-5th c BCE Central Asian Scythian (Saka) Architecture
c. 800 BCE-400 BCE
7th-5th c BCE
Besh ShatyrTian Shan Mountains. Kazakhstan.
"TThe area is known as the Land of the Seven Rivers and the Place of the Five Tents. Kurgans were burial mounds. This one is very large: 104 meters in diameter and 17 meters high. The Sakas were one of the dominant nomadic tribes of Central Asia, the other being the Scythians. Both groups buried their rulers in kurgans often near the mountains since they needed wood to construct the burial. There are seven kurgans at Talkir and other groups in Uzbekistan and the Ukraine. There was contact and intermarriage between groups and most likely related language.
Caption: SAKA Anonymous (Indo-European tribe related to the nomadic Scythians c. 7th-1st c BCE) | Tian Shan Mountains with Kurgan. | c. 800 BCE-400 BCE | Central Asian | Saka
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