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Description - Scythian and Thracian Antiquities in Oxford by Michael Vickers

The Scythians were nomads who roamed the Steppes of Russia during the first millennium B.C. before settling in the region to the north of the Black Sea, where they came into friendly contact with Greek traders. This book is based upon the contents of six Scythian tombs from Nymphaeum excavated in 1868 (a Greek colony in the Crimea) -- gold jewellery, silver plate, pottery, armour and weapons -- together with the previously unpublished contents of a princely Thracian burial found at Dalboki, east of Stara Zagora in North Central Bulgaria, in 1879.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854441812
ISBN-10: 1854441817
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Ashmolean Museum
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers is Professor of Archaeology in the University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at Jesus College, Oxford, and curator of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum. He is also the author of 'Ancient Greek Pottery'.

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