Scythian Lecture by Barry Cunliffe

The Scythians were history’s original dope fiends.

Here’s some first-class Scythian chat from Barry Cunliffe, ace archaeologist.

Check out his new book, The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe.

The image is from Persepolis and shows defeated eastern Scythians submitting to the Persian emperor Darius, ruler of the Achaemenid Empire.