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A depiction of a Scythian (Skythian) woman fighting a Greek soldier. Most likely around the ancient Greek colony of Gorgippia (modern day: Anapa).  This is where Book IV of The Amazon Chronicle takes place.

A Scythian woman fighting a Greek soldier around the ancient Greek colony of Gorgippia (Anapa) / smrtag female horse bow male spear illustration history reconstruction battle scene nomad ancient

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Clothing of the Scythian and related Iranian tribes on the Pontic steppes and in the Caucasus. 1. 4th century b.c.e., Scythians. 2. 3rd-1st centuries b.c.e., Sarmatians. 3. 1st-2nd centuries c.e., Alans-“Scythians.” 4. 2nd-4th centuries, Alans-“Massagetes.”

Clothing of the Scythian and related Iranian tribes on the Pontic steppes and in…

Female wear reconstructions from grave finds at Várpalota and Orosháza by Ágota Perémi and István Dienes;   Kipchak or Pecheneg

Female wear reconstructions from grave finds at Várpalota and Orosháza by Ágota Perémi and István Dienes (from a 1993 publication).Discussion on ancient Hungarian wear

The primary weapon of the Scythians was their short composite bow, which could fire an arrow up to eighty yards. When they hunted birds, the Scythians used a fine arrowhead, as they aimed for the eyes. When they shot at other warriors, however, the Scythians used barbed arrowheads designed to tear a wound open on the way out. They also brewed their own poisons for their arrow tips, a mixture of snake venom, putrefied human blood, and, to hasten infection, dung.

Khutulun insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling. Winning horses from competitions and the wagers of would-be suitors, it is said that she gathered a herd numbering ten thousand