1 Şubat 2015 Pazar


The Scythians are by no means the only nomadic horse-friding people to have inhabited the vast north Pontic steppes, but they represent the earliest known incursion from the east. They were followed, amongst others, by Sarmatians, Huns, Pechenegs, Hungarians and Polovci (Cumans-Kipchaks). And all of them are Turkish peoples....

Those peoples who chose the region north of the Black Sea as their permanent home, left countless burial mounds, called KURGANY. 

* Kurgan=etymologie is Turkish, comes from Korugan=protect, protected
* The kurgan peoples were the first to tame the horse.  
* Important kurgan is the Essik Kurgan (Issyk) in Kazakhstan - dated back to 5th c BC,  they found the first written example of old Turkish inscription. Scythian Language= Turkish.
*The national drink of the Scythians was "koumiss" - fermented, mildly alcoholic mare's milk. The terms "hippemolgi" and "galactophagi" (horse-milkers and milk eaters) had already appeared in the works of classical writers and since we know of these from later periods as synonyms for Scythians the descriptions - in Homer's Iliad (13,1-7) for example- almost certainly refer to them. And only the Turks and Mongolians drink Koumis / Kımız : Etymology Turkish

According to Herodotus , the Scythians followed an interesting procedure when embalming their kings. The body was cut open, the innards removed and the cavity cleaned. This was then filled with aromatic spices and sewn up again. Finally the body was coated with wax.

The main prupose of such preservation methods was to maintain the body of the dead king in a reasonble condition for the ceremonial waggon journey to the various regions of his dominions and to demonstrate and make possible his uncorrupted bodily presence at the numerous feasts held in his honour.

There were 40 days between death and burial, even today is it important between the Turks. After 40 days the soul leaves the body, where it has been hovering, and departs for the land of the dead.

* 40 days newborn and mother will protected, 40 days later for the death preparing "Helva", 40 lights on Kyrgyzstan flag represents 40 Kyrgyz tribe, 40 girls in Dede Korkut and Manas Saga, 40 Saints in Christians Turks, Alevieten 4 doors 40 (chair), Oghuz Turks walks in 40 days. So 40 Days is Holly, only to be seen in Turkish culture, from Scythians, till today, and still goingon. Indo-Europeans don't have that culture, if they using it, they are realeted to the Turks, or lived for centuries with the Turks and accepted that culture...pdf

Location Scythian monuments in the region of Ordzhonikidze and Nikopol:

1- 50 burial mounds of embankments on the crest of the watershed plateau rivers Bazavluk and Kamenka (1.2 km west of the Sholokhov reservoir). The height of the mounds up to 1 m, located on the north mound Slav (Acute Grave), a height of 6 m. Discovered burial 5th-4th centuries. BC
2 - West Bogdanovskaya group. Burials of the 4th c BC
3 - Barrow Group mine № 22. Burials 5th-4th centuries. BC
4 - Group Steppe mound. Burials of the 4th c BC
5 - Group A Terrible Tomb. Burial V (Chabantsova Tomb) - 4th centuries. BC
6 - Group Zavadskys grave. Burial in 5th. BC
7 - Group Fox Graves. Burial 4th-3rd centuries. BC
8 - burial mounds near the village of Upland. Bronze Age burial and 4th-3rd centuries. BC
9 - Group Ispanovyh grave. Burial 5th-4th centuries. BC
10 - Group near Bogdanovskaya enrichment plant (BOP). Burial 4th-3rd centuries. BC
11 - Thick Tomb. Burial of the I4th BC
12 - Group Dedova Graves and burial group Laurki (with area. Izobilnoye). Bronze Age burial and 5th-4th centuries. BC
13 - Kurgan Chertomlyk. Burial of the 4th. BC
14 - Barrow Group 5 km west of s. Chkalov. Bronze Age burial and 5th-4th centuries. BC
15 - burial mounds to the north-west of s. Pokrovsky (watchdog group Graves).
Bronze Age burial and 5th-4th centuries. BC
16 - burial mounds near the village. Kapulovka. Bronze Age burial and 4th-3rd centuries. BC
17 - Barrow Group Fox Graves (between the villages and Alexeevka Menzhinsky). Burials of the 4th. BC
18 - Nikopol mound field. Burial of the Bronze Age and the 5th-4th centuries. BC

The most famous of all Scythian sacred places, of course, considered bright and colorfully described by Herodotus land Gerros - cemetery Scythian kings. According to the description of the "father of history" it was in the area, which lies to the Dnieper rapids, where a river Herr, and dwelt one of the subservient warlike nomadic peoples who bore the same name - Guerra. Even in the second half of the 19th century, many researchers were convinced that sacred land Gerros was on the territory of modern Nikopol district.