Scythians believed, like the Egyptians, that they could take their wealth with them into the afterlife.
MOSCOW(BullionStreet): Russia announced further plans to search for the Scythian gold in the country's far east.
The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) will lead search parties in Tuva and to examine the New Siberian Islands.
There are straits under the ice there that have not been explored yet. Another volunteer expedition to Siberian Tuva will be the most large-scale project of the Russian Geographical Society this year.
However, ahead of construction work scientists and volunteers from 28 countries will examine all barrows and ancient settlements there. Since the major recovery more than a decade ago, Russia is yet to strike it rich with Scythian gold.
Almost 5,000 decorative gold pieces, earrings, pendants and beads ...