We’ve been busy installing the final objects for our #Scythians exhibition, which opens this Thursday. These small plaques are examples of expert Scythian craftsmanship – they depict feline predators and are only 2cm across! Made by stamping gold sheets with punches, lots of identical plaques could be made quickly and easily. They were sewn onto the clothing of a chief from the 7th century BC – the choice of image reflects his power.
See more stunning objects that reveal the lives of the Scythians in our major exhibition – book tickets:
What did ancient Egyptians eat?
Wheat and barley were the most important crops and were grown to make the staples of bread and beer. In this first wall painting, you can see cereals being collected ..