Visual Timeline: Scythians

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1000 BCE: Scythians migrate from Persia into the Asian steppes.
 
700 BCE - 300 BCE: Scythians dominate the western Asian steppes.
 
676 BCE: Scythians and Mannaens attack Assyria.
 
600 BCE - 300 BCE: The Scythians prosper north of the Black Sea.
 
520 BCE: Darius I of Persia fights the Scythians (not very successfully).
 
513 BCE - 512 BCE: Darius I of Persia Campaigns against Scythians into European Scythia, past the Danube River, Scythians refuse to fight and Darius is forced to abandon the campaign due to lack of provisions.
 
 
500 BCE - 300 BCE: Rich Scythian burials.
 
350 BCE: The Scythians have absorbed a lot of Greek culture, Scythian artefacts show Greek-style depictions.
 
342 BCE: Philip II leads a military expedition against the Scythians.
 
339 BCE: Philip II of Macedon fights the Scythians.
 
329 BCE: Alexander the Great wins a decisive battle at the Iaxartes river against the Scythians.
 
 
300 BCE: Sarmatians conquer the Scythians.
 
200 BCE - 100 BCE: Scythians tribes migrate into Bactria, Sogdiana and Arachosia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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