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Curating the Scythians at the British Museum

What do you do on a quiet Friday night? You go and see historian Dan Snow at the British Museum talk about the Scythians. This Friday Night Late, provided insight into the magnificent, long lost ancient culture that roamed the Steppes over 2,500 years ago. Snow asked Scythians curator, St John Simpson the questions everyone had on their minds: who exactly were these people? How did they live in this harsh, unforgiving environment? why did they disappear, and how were they rediscovered?