Nomadic Scythians: Red-haired Vikings on Horses

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…have all deep blue eyes, and bright red hair – Herodotus

Meet a fierce group of nomadic redheads that lived 2500 years ago in what is present day Crimea, ruling the area for 500 years starting circa 800BC. These people created arrowheads that could pierce metal armor. They could ride horseback and shoot arrows with deadly accuracy. Shamans would mix blood and venom from vipers and dip the arrows to make them doubly lethal. A recent archaeological find revealed a golden cup with residue of opium and cannabis on the inside. Female warriors have been found in graves wearing armor. It has been suggested this is the source for the Amazons. Then Amazons would have been redheads. Figures-don’t mess with a redheaded woman!

http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/poison-ak47-ancient-0010101

https://www.realmofhistory.com/2016/07/09/10-facts-scythians-warfare/

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