Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia, exhibition
Sunday 10th September, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
2,500 years ago groups of formidable warriors roamed the vast open plains of Siberia. Feared, loathed, admired – but over time forgotten… Until now.
This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their lifestyle and ferocity has echoed through the ages. Other groups from the Huns to the Mongols have followed in the Scythians’ footsteps – and they have even influenced the portrayal of the Dothraki in Game of Thrones. The Scythians’ encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.
This BP exhibition runs 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018. Room 30, Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. £16.50.
THT’s Health, Wealth and Happiness programme for the over 50s have FREE tickets for the new Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia exhibition at the British Museum.
Please contact healthwealthandhappiness@tht.