Mummies and log houses of the dead: Scythian life and death
2 December 2017

Bioarchaeologist Eileen Murphy explains how examining the human remains from burials can help us to understand more about the Scythians.

Under the microscope: the Oxus treasure and Scythian gold
20 November 2017

Scientist Aude Mongiatti explains her process of investigation and discovery comparing the craftsmanship of the Oxus treasure with the style and techniques of Scythian gold.

Darius, Herodotus and the Scythians
27 October 2017

Historian and author Tom Holland explains why the Museum’s latest exhibition is a revelation, bringing the Scythians alive from the pages of Herodotus.

The British Museum Membercast: the BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
24 October 2017

This month Iszi talks to curator St John Simpson all about the BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia. She discovers the importance of their Tattoos, how they buried their dead and even how their culture used drugs.

Exhibitions: fun for all the family!
19 October 2017

It’s never too early to start learning about history! Melany Rose and Jane Batty talk about how the Museum is engaging kids (and their families) with some of our special exhibitions.

Horses: a Scythian’s best friend
4 October 2017

Project Curator Chloe Leighton is given full rein to reveal how important horses were to the Scythians’ way of life.

The British Museum Membercast: Behind the scenes
27 September 2017

Iszi Lawrence talks to Julianne Phippard, the British Museum’s first preventative conservator. They discuss how the Museum keeps the collection safe from pests, light, and chemicals and even gives you some top tips for saving a mobile phone that you’ve dropped in the toilet.

Dan Snow meets the Scythians
27 September 2017

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow takes us behind the scenes of the Museum’s latest exhibition.

How we brought the Scythians to London
14 September 2017

Curator St John Simpson gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the many steps that go into producing a major exhibition on a large scale.

Scythians, ice mummies and burial mounds
23 August 2017

Curator St John Simpson takes a closer look at Scythian burial mounds and how they reveal what these nomadic warriors believed about the afterlife.

The Dothraki and the Scythians: a game of clones?
12 July 2017

If you’re excited about another fantastical series of Game of Thrones, you’re not alone. But George R R Martin’s vivid world has many real-life parallels. Here, take a closer look at the inspiration behind the bloodthirsty, horse-riding nomadic warriors, the Dothraki…

Introducing the Scythians
30 May 2017

We’re assuming you probably don’t know very much about the Scythians. But that’s OK! Ahead of our major exhibition opening in September 2017 we’ve compiled a handy beginner’s guide to these nomadic warriors, who galloped into the pages of history…

What do nomads leave behind?
30 May 2017

Curator of the BP exhibition Scythians: ancient warriors of Siberia St John Simpson takes a closer look at some of the intriguing objects in the show – beautiful and exquisite, unusual and unexpected, but above all light and portable…