Scythian Gold

by Chossid August. 08, 2012 5264 views

In order to see this correctly, I need you to first join me back HERE [photoblog.com] where we will walk to this ancient fortress. I've explained about it there as well.

This place is called Scythian Neapolis (New city.)

This post is from July, when I revisited the place with my cousin. We had very little time, so I photographed the things which had changed in the meanwhile, since they have done a great deal of digging recently, and have made some new discoveries. The gold? They removed that LONG ago! The gold we see know is the knowledge of this ancient civilization, which first worked with gold….

In order to see this correctly, I need you to first join me back HERE [photoblog.com] where we will walk to this ancient fortress. I've explained about it there as well.

This place is called Scythian Neapolis (New city.) It was here from about 200 BCE till 107 CE.

This post is from July, when I revisited the place with my cousin. We had very little time, so I photographed the things which had changed in the meanwhile, since they have done a great deal of digging recently, and have made some new discoveries. The gold? They removed that LONG ago! The gold we see know is the knowledge of this ancient civilization, which first worked with gold….

The remains of 74 humans and 4 horses were found buried here. One was a ruler - SKiluros.

Grave

Over 800 gold items and other artifacts were found here. What I personally find interesting is the pieces which seem to have been placed over the eyes and mouth of the deceased. This is also done in Judaism, though with broken pottery shards.

This is on a plateau overlooking the town.

The cereal pits. There were over 70. Remains of mice were found there

Mausoleum of Argotas

Ritual pool

Fortress in background

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Sonja 8 years ago

Fantastic :) If only I could visit more places like this in my lifetime! Which... I plan to :) hehe

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Michel Benjamin 8 years ago

interesting post with captivating pictures

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Antonio Gil 8 years ago

Empires grow and die, like everything else.

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Finbarr 8 years ago

Nice post and interesting history !!

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Maz 8 years ago

Wow, very interesting!

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Lisa Charbonneau 8 years ago

Very interesting!

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Marsha 8 years ago

This is so interesting....what a fascinating place!

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Olga Helys 8 years ago

Intesresting and great post
Thanks so much

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