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Scythians were nomadic herders of the steppes north of the Black Sea. Their origin, just like their mother tongue, is essentially unknown. They were among the first nomads riding domesticated horses, which gave them tremendous mobility and power. From the seventh century B. C. they dominated the Eastern part of Europe by conquering most other nomads and agricultural tribes.

Pazyryk felt artifact, ca. Horseman with wonsal style moustache and partially shaved head. This ia the oldest known depiction showing a shaved man with a moustache. He is an ancient Iranian (Scythian) horseman from 300 BC

Reconstruction of the horse trappings found in one of the the 4th century BC Scythian-type Pazyryk burials.

Reconstruction of the horse trappings found in a Century BC, Scythian-type Pazyryk burial in Siberia.

Cossack musician in Lviv, Ukraine.

I saw a few of these guys! cossack musician in Lviv, Ukraine Ukraine

Kobza - traditional Ukrainian stringed musical instrument played by plucking - it is a mournful sound. Notice the forelock the man has - this indicates he is a Cossack (Kozak).