Scythians: Scientific analysis of the Oxus treasure

The Oxus treasure

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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

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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.