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The Pazyryk Carpet, the oldest known surviving carpet in the world, 4th century B.C. Scythian. Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.

The Pazyryk Carpet, the oldest known surviving carpet in the world, 4th century B.C. Scythian. Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.

A golden horse head—an ornament from one end of a long-gone iron horse bit—is part of a 2,400-year-old treasure recently discovered in an ancient Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, Bulgaria, archaeologists announced Thursday.    The Thracians were ruled by a warrior aristocracy that had access to plentiful gold deposits at the mouth of the Danube River, which contained one of the largest ancient supplies of the metal.

A golden horse head—an ornament from one end of a long-gone iron horse bit—is part of a 2,400-year-old treasure recently discovered in an ancient Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, Bulgaria, archaeologists announced Thursday. The Thracians were ruled by a warrior aristocracy that had access to plentiful gold deposits at the mouth of the Danube River, which contained one of the largest ancient supplies of the metal.

People Illustrated: In antiquity, tattoos could beautify, shock, or humiliate :http://www.historyoftheancientworld.com/2015/07/people-illustrated-in-antiquity-tattoos-could-beautify-shock-or-humiliate/

People Illustrated: In antiquity, tattoos could beautify, shock, or humiliate :http://www.historyoftheancientworld.com/2015/07/people-illustrated-in-antiquity-tattoos-could-beautify-shock-or-humiliate/

Princess Ukok, scheme of her burial, and scientist at work | Princess Ukok, scheme of her burial, drawing of her clothes, and, right, scientists pictured first minutes after opening her 'coffin', with ice still inside it. Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science

Princess Ukok, scheme of her burial, and scientist at work | Princess Ukok, scheme of her burial, drawing of her clothes, and, right, scientists pictured first minutes after opening her 'coffin', with ice still inside it. Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science

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