Minerva November-December 2021

Kazakhstan's Golden Burials

The Greek historian Herodotus tells us that among the Scythians, the nomads of the Eurasian steppe, there was a group of ‘gold-guarding Griffins’. Were these people the Saka, whose elite filled their tombs with golden depictions of griffins? 

In this issue, Minerva explores what Saka burials can tell us about this ancient culture...

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