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Some lesser known Pazyryk Scythian finds

1) Some of the clothing: this style with a tail is fairly unique to Pazyryk culture & this era. But also something you will likely see in the next decade at a fashion show...


Belt buckles and decorations, whether among Parthians or other Iranian groups, were similarly placed on the belts

2) Pointed caps, headwear & hair

The Massagetae, likely the same as the Sakā tigraxaudā (Old Persian: 𐎿𐎣𐎠 𐏐 𐎫𐎡𐎥𐎼𐎧𐎢𐎭𐎠 Sakā tigraxaudā, "wearer of pointed caps") were an ancient Eastern Iranian Saka people who inhabited the steppes of Central Asia

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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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