Herodotus believed the Sarmatians were the mix of Amazons & Scythians
Royal Scythians were tattooed and apparently those tattoos attested to their elite status
There was a time of transition during which women and men still existed as equals in society and the Amazons are a compelling example
The Greeks described Scythians as an amalgamation of many peoples overlaying a very ancient culture that existed around the Black Sea
A rare & beautiful spectacle!