Legacy of the Scythians Illustrated on Stamps

09 Dec 2021  Thu

The Scythians, a nomadic people of Eurasia, ruled the Pontic steppe north of the Black Sea from about the seventh century B.C. to the third century A.D. Scythians first appeared there in the late 8th century BC after having been forced out of Central Asia. They called themselves Scoloti and were led by a nomadic warrior aristocracy known as the Royal Scythians.

Scythian battle scenes are illustrated on a Ukrainian 2020 souvenir sheet of two commemorating the Scythian cultural epoch of Ukraine. The stamps illustrated above feature Scythian burial mounds, known as kurgans; an ornament of a standing horse because the Scythians spent a great deal of time on horseback; and Scythian battle scenes.

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