Penny wrote:Urumchi mummies, apparently non-Chinese remains in China... Silk Road... tartan cloth and ginger hair... the inference is that Celts were doing business way over yonder.
Iona wrote:The Scythians are part of Scotland's national myth. Scythian appears to have been the Greekified name for a people the Persians called the Saca. One offshoot of this nation went on to call themselves the Sacasunen - Sons of the Saca - a name more familiar to us as the Saxons. Unbeknownst to them, the Scots were actually underpinning a kinship with the English.
By coincidence, a 19thC historian - Sharon Taylor - traced the Saxons all the way back to the Hindu Kush, where they raped and pillaged their way around the place before finally moving off in a westerly direction. Whether the Scots have a connection with the Sacasunen, or some other branch of the Saca is difficult to determine, but essentially they may all be the same people.
Ajai wrote:'What's the position of salt in the desert? Is it plentiful? Do people need lots of it because of evaporation, food decay in the heat etc.? Can salt be carried economically on camels?
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