Lion shaped drinking container from 500-450 B.C. is displayed at the Basel, Switzerland Antiquities Museum, Feb. 12, 2003. The show 7,000 years of Persian Art comprises chiefly loans from the Iranian National Museum in Tehran.
Source The Telegraph (Calcutta).
The invasion of India by Scythian tribes from Central Asia played a significant part in the history of South Asia as well as nearby countries. In fact, the Indo-Scythian war is just one chapter in the events triggered by the nomadic flight of Central Asians from conflict with tribes such as the Xiongnu in the 2nd century CE, which had lasting effects on Bactria, Kabul, Parthia (...)
Source: Zee News.
The mummies were unearthed from a cluster of ancient tombs found at a highway construction site in Turfan Prefecture in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2007. About 31 tombs containing clothed mummies, a large amount of silk cloth, woollen fabric and the world’s first artificial leg have so far been discovered at the site. Laboratory tests confirmed the mummies were from the (...)