Scythian headdress avaThe Scythians is a large group of nomadic tribes which lived in Eurasian steppes in the 9th-1st century B.C. Their main living area was situated on the territory of modern Ukraine. These tribes were very militant and rich. They are widely known for their extensive use of gold in clothing and jewelry. The Scythians buried the dead with plenty of gold jewelry, household items, and other treasures. Modern archeologists have found Scythian burial mounds and put the finds in museums. In this article, you can see the photos of some Scythian traditional clothing and jewelry.

 

Scythian warrior
Traditional dress and armor of noble Scythian warrior. Reconstruction. The 5th century B.C.

 

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Attire of noble Scythian woman. Reconstruction. The 4th century B.C.

 

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Scythian traditional female headdresses and jewelry. The headdresses are reconstructions, and the jewelry items and gold decorations are archaeological artefacts. From the left: the 4th century B.C., the 5th century B.C., and the 4th century B.C. The headgears are made from fabric and decorated with plenty of gold; jewelry items (necklaces and earrings) are made from solid gold

 

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Beautiful and ornate Scythian women’s headdress and earrings. The headdress is a reconstruction, and the earrings are archaeological artefacts. The 5th century B.C.

 

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Scythian traditional women’s headdresses and jewelry. The headdresses are reconstructions, and the earrings and gold decorations are archaeological artefacts. The 4th century B.C. The headgears are made from fabric and decorated with plenty of gold; the earrings are made from solid gold

 

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Scythian traditional female headdress decorated with solid gold. The headdress is a reconstruction, and gold decorations are archaeological artefacts

 

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Scythian traditional women’s headdress embellished with gold decorations and jewelry. The headdress is a reconstruction; gold decorations and jewelry pieces are archaeological artefacts

 

Sarmatian woman
Traditional attire of noble Sarmatian woman. Reconstruction. The 1st century A.D.

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#3 Sofia 2021-01-17 13:38
Quoting Erika Milo:
Where were the photos taken?

This exhibition was (and possibly still is) in the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine in Kyiv
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#2 Erika Milo 2021-01-16 23:55
Where were the photos taken?
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#1 Sofia 2016-05-10 09:27
By the way, I’ve heard that most of Scythian gold jewelry was made by ancient Greeks. Scythians just were wealthy enough to buy and use them. They weren’t masters of jewelry making, but they were masters of war.
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