Agathyrsi

Agathyrsi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Agathyrsi were a people of Scythian, Thracian, or mixed Thraco-Scythic origin, who in the time of Herodotus occupied the plain of the Maris, in the mountainous part of ancient Dacia now known as Transylvania, Romania. According to most authorities, Agathyrsi were of Thracian stock, although their ruling class seems to have been of Scythian origin. The Scythians arrival in Carpathians is dated 700 BC. The Agathyrsi existence is archaeologically attested by the Ciumbrud inhumation type, in the upper Mure area of the Transylvanian plateau. In contrast with the surrounding peoples who practiced incineration, the Ciumbrud people buried their dead. These tombs, containing Scythian artistic and armament metallurgy, have moreover been dated to 550-450 BC roughly the timeframe of Herodotus' writing. Archaeologists use the term "Thraco-Agathyrsian" to designate these characteristics, owing to the evident Thracian elements.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134989428
  • 9786134989428