Monday, 15 January 2018

Seven video's about " Scythians,warriors of ancient Siberia"

The bigger exhibitions of the British Museum are regularly accompanied by a series of very informative short video's about a number of different details of the exhibition itself.
In the case of the exhibition Scythians, Warriors of Ancient Siberia that closed on the 14th of January 2018 and that I was happy to see on Friday the 12th, this is not different.

Curator St. John Simpson tells you about a number of details. Enjoy!

Scythians: the alternative lifestyle of antiquity

Curator St John Simpson explains how the nomadic Scythians may not have lived in cities, but they still had the skill and desire to live the good life.

Scythians: fearsome warriors

The Scythians were renowned as fierce warriors – their horse archers were both extremely mobile and deadly. Curator St John Simpson discusses Scythian tactics and shows off some key weapons on display in the BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia.

Scythians: transforming horses for the afterlife

Scythian culture was tightly bound to their mastery of horse riding. Curator St John Simpson explains how even in death the Scythian nomads transformed their mounts into mythical beasts.

Scythians: drink and drugs in ancient Siberia

Alongside their reputation as fierce warriors the Scythians were known for drinking wine and fermented mares' milk, and howling with pleasure at the effects of hemp...

Scythians: Curator's choice

There are many amazing objects in our exhibition on the Scythians. Find out which one is Curator St John Simpson's favourite and why.

Scythians: tattooed people of the Siberian steppe

Curator St John Simpson describes the fascinating and intricate tattoos found on Scythian bodies.

Scythians: scientific analysis of the Oxus treasure

British Museum Scientist Aude Mongiatti shares some of her research on the Oxus treasure, a selection of beautiful gold and silver objects from the 5th and 4th centuries BC.

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