Sunday, October 15, 2017

Noble Women of Iron Age Siberia

Recent excavations in the Republic of Tuva, a part of Siberia adjacent to Mongolia, uncovered the graves of several noble women dating to the 1st to 2nd centuries BCE.

The setting.

The most elaborate items were belt buckles; this one is made of coal, carved with designs that resemble Scythian art.

Bronze buckles in situ.


One of the women's costumes was decorated with these flames on the shoulders.

These people were heavily influenced by Chinese civilization; the dating comes from Han Dynasty bronze mirrors. More at the Siberian Times.

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