Scythians: Scientific analysis of the Oxus treasure

The Oxus treasure

British Museum Scientist Aude Mongiatti shares some of her research on the Oxus treasure, a selection of beautiful gold and silver objects from the 5th and 4th centuries BC.

Some of the objects from the Oxus treasure are on display in the current exhibition on the Scythians. The analysis of manufacturing techniques has informed the interpretation in the exhibition.

The BP exhibition
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
#Scythians

To find out more and book tickets, visit https://goo.gl/MMFY4G

Supported by BP

The Department of Scientific Research wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the British Museum Friends and donors for the purchase of the scanning electron microscope shown in this video.

Scythians: Scientific analysis of the Oxus treasure

The Oxus treasure

British Museum Scientist Aude Mongiatti shares some of her research on the Oxus treasure, a selection of beautiful gold and silver objects from the 5th and 4th centuries BC.

Some of the objects from the Oxus treasure are on display in the current exhibition on the Scythians. The analysis of manufacturing techniques has informed the interpretation in the exhibition.

The BP exhibition
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
#Scythians

To find out more and book tickets, visit https://goo.gl/MMFY4G

Supported by BP

The Department of Scientific Research wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the British Museum Friends and donors for the purchase of the scanning electron microscope shown in this video.

Science

The British Museum Research Laboratory was founded in 1920. The Laboratory’s scientists provide insights into the past through research on the collection. Using both traditional and the very latest methods and equipment they are able to answer questions that help with the interpretation and understanding of the collection. Their discoveries can tell us what objects from the Museum’s collections are made out of, how they were made, when and where they were made and what that tells us about their history.