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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Scythian and Sarmatian art

Timothy Taylor.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork. 5304 words.

Terms used principally to describe the figural toreutic (chased and embossed) metalwork of the Eurasian steppes in the 1st millennium bc. The designation ‘Scythian’ or ‘Scytho-Siberian’...

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