The steppes of Siberia have long been home to tribes of horse riders.
The ancestors of those who live there today ruled the steppes for centuries, developing unique societies and cultures.
Sharp fangs indicate this monster, whatever it was, had a taste for flesh.
Siberian lions © Academy of Sciences of Yakutia Siberia's permafrost also helped preserve these two extinct cave lions, which were found in the Sakha Republic in 2015.
Woolen rugs and other splendid objects had escaped the ravages of time.
Rodenko assumed that the women buried with them were their concubines, likely sacrificed to join their lovers in death" ("Ice Mummies").The Pazyryk culture was actually discovered by her predecessor, Sergei Rodenko, in the 1920's.From a transcript of a PBS show on which Natalia and others were interviewed, the narrator provides a background on the discovery of the Pazyryk culture: "Sergei Rodenko, launched a series of landmark excavations in Southern Siberia.They escaped the bitter cold of Siberia by taking shelter in caves.Remains discovered in Russia's Altai region in 2010 are believed to date back as long 110,000 years ago.For the past few weeks I have commented much on Russian Archaeological finds, much of which is focused within Siberia.Rightly so, for today I have another finding that is truly astonishing.This, together with the long winters, kept the ground below permanently frozen.Like Natalia Polosmak decades later, Rodenko unearthed sacrificed horses, and with them immaculately preserved cloth saddles, still soft after more than 2000 years.High in the mountains, he found great mounds of stone—both signifying grand burials and preserving them.The stones allowed water to seep down, but deflected the heat of the sun.