warriors of ancient Siberia

Published to accompany the blockbuster show at the British Museum, Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia explores the lives of this ancient nomadic people who lived in the south Russian steppe from 900 to 200 BC. They established a rich and varied culture, originating in southern Siberia and extending to northern China and as far as the Black Sea. Our catalogue includes a wealth of found artefacts from new excavations and from the famous Siberian collection of Peter the Great. The many rare items – made from gold, leather, fur and felt – shed light on the lifestyle of these early nomadic people and are an extraordinary testament to their survival in such harsh landscapes.

Client: Thames & Hudson in conjunction with the British Museum
Author: St John Simpson
Format: Hardback with jacket
Extent: 368 pp
Size: 280 x 250 mm
Illustrations: 453

‘An intellectual and visual treat’ 

Bettany Hughes


‘The best book on the subject I have ever seen … absolutely glorious.’

Sacred Hoop magazine


‘Sumptuous … stands alone as a must-have book about the Scythians themselves … Another T&H masterpiece.’

Timeless Travels