SPEYER, GERMANY: For the past three millennia, the exploits of the Amazon tribe have become the stuff of legend. These implacable female warriors are supposed to have battled before Troy and laid siege to Athens. To this day, scholars have searched the world for evidence of their true nature. In this unique international historical and cultural exhibition with the title Amazons – Mysterious Warriors the Historical Museum of the Palatinate seeks to cast some light on the Amazons in all their facets from antiquity to the present day.
You will see the spectacular graves of armed Scythian women along with sensational finds from the Altai mountains of Siberia. That is where the interment of a young female warrior was discovered under a burial mound – an archaeological sensation. Was this woman of antiquity an Amazon? Never before has anyone seen such a find complex of weapons, jewellery and elaborate horse harness outside of Russia.
Lenders to this splendid show include important museums of Europe and Asia such as the British Museum London, the National Museum of History of Ukraine in Kiev, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek in Copenhagen, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Basel Museum of Ancient Art.
The exhibition ends on 13 February 2011.
Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer