Scythians Of The Ancient World – Who Were They?

Here’s another chance to take a look at one of the most mysterious yet powerful cultures and people of the ancient world. The Scythians are connected to Ireland via ancient books containing myths and legends which claim that some of the earliest visitors to Ireland were from Scythia.

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These videos introduce us to the mysterious Scythiansof the Asian Steppes region who played such a major role in the ancient world of Eurasia from 1000 BCE. The famed ScythianEmpirewas centred in what is today known as Ukraine, but they were essentially a nomadic people, consisting of numerous clan groups, who moved across the vast Steppes. When organised, they presented a formidable force and as such fought and defeated many of the the other empires that existed during their time, including the Medes and Assyrians. The Scythians were not believed to have disappeared from the historical record due to any catastrophe such as being conquered. Instead they seemed to have been gradually replaced by newer cultures from the East, becoming subsumed by them.

Irish legends state that an important wave of arrivals to the shores of ancient Ireland came from this storied Asian Empire. The Greeks…

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