so we have crossed into 2019 - by by 2018 -:)
I would like to start with a link to quite spectacular page - of Evgeny Kray, Russian illustrator who has been reconstructing the ancient Eurasian nomads.
Here is the link to his VK page (including wall photos and album showing his drawings based on Scythian kurgan of Kul-Oba artefacts).
|a Skithian feast, North Pontic V-IV c BC|
above and below some of the plates - with all of quite evident errors in horse anatomy etc - while the costume and armory is his own reconstruction.
|Kimmerian vs Skithian north Caucasus VII c BC|
|Skithian Amazon warrior - north Pontic IVc BC|
|Sarmatian - Kuban steppe, III-II c BC|
|Sarmatina, Filipovka Kurgan|
|Meothic horseman - Kuban region|
|Sarmatian from Bosporan Kingdom and a wounded Skithian - III c BC|
|Photo by Edward S. Curtis - great American photographer who immortalized the warrior horsemen of the Great Plains|
all Skudra images(and description) are copyright of Mr Evgeny Kray.