Archaeologists from Siberia have found an ancient Scythian censer during excavations in Crimea
Siberian archaeologists, while examining the site of the future federal highway «Tavrida» in the Crimea, found a well-preserved Scythian censer dated to late IV — early III centuries BC in a dilapidated ancient burial. A similar ritual artefact was discovered about 70 years ago in a mound in the Gorny Altai, which confirms the hypothesis of the close cultural ties among the Scythians over great distances, said Peter Shulga, senior researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the SB RAS.
«Interestingly, there are artefacts similar to this Crimean censer in the Altai Mountains in the barrows of the Pazyryk culture … The Scythians were a general epoch-making phenomenon, beliefs were similar in many respects, especially among the nobility, despite there being separated by some 4,000−5,000 km, they kept in close touch, although there were no highways or planes,» he said.
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