Monday, September 30, 2013

Sarmatian Follow-up

Plaque from Kurgan 15, Filippovka
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a recent find of a previously untouched Sarmatian grave at Filippovka, in southern Russia. 

Today I found this free PDF of an article describing earlier finds in the same region. It turns out that the Filippovka area contains a number of kurgans, or grave mounds, and has been the subject of archaeological digs and discoveries for decades. The article contains a number of lovely color photographs of jewelry and other artifacts recovered from various kurgans in the area. I suspect that it will serve as useful background in following the latest discovery in the Filippovka area.  (The photograph to the left appears in the article and is credited to A. Mirzakhanov).

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