The Scythians led a nomadic life on lands from the
Caucasus till the Carpathians foothill for seven centuries
terrifying nearby tribes and peoples. There is no
trace of furs, clothes or things left in their burial
places. It appears that only gold was imperishable.
Invaluable items made by Greek and Scythian craftsmen
that are preserved in the Hermitage authentically
transmit appearance of ancient people and their environment.