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New Russian Gravesite Proves Amazon Warrior Women Were Very Much Real


Battle of Greeks against Amazons (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Battle of Greeks against Amazons (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

For centuries, scholars assumed that Greek myths about fierce warrior women they called “Amazons” were just that — myths.

But new archaeology confirms what modern historians like Adrienne Mayor from Stanford University had begun to suspect: Amazons were very much real, and they were actually Scythian nomads.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley talks with Mayor (@amayor) for more on this new discovery.

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