Inside a Scythian Burial Mound
When archaeologists recently began excavating a small burial mound in southern Russia they had low expectations. But to their surprise, they found two gold vessels, as well as an array of other gold objects, that made up one of the most elaborate Scythian hoards ever discovered. Below are images from the excavation showing the context of these spectacular finds. To read a full-length article on the site, go to "Rites of the Scythians."