I had been told that the current exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum is amazing and, indeed it is: full of archaeological treasure from recently excavated mounds in eastern Kazakhstan which reveal the culture of the Saka people – horse-riding nomads with great skills in metalwork. It’s very beautifully displayed to give a sense of discovery. Many of the objects are very remarkable.
Arrowheads with gold cuffs:-
A bead necklace:-
It seems particularly remarkable that so much of this material was only discovered in the last three years.
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Time for a trip to Cambridge!