Scientists Figure Out the Secret of a 2,600-year-old Siberian Rug

Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
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How ancient people lived is of fascination to us, even if we can’t imagine life without electricity or canned cat food. In our arrogance, we may assume that humankind linearly advances to new pinnacles of creativity and technique. Then items like the exquisite 3,500-year-old "Pylos Combat" agate seal, the delicate metalworking of the “brutish” Celts, or the gorgeous encrusted red Scythian boots over 2,300 years old debunk our conceit.

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