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In Classical Antiquity, Scythia (Greek was the area in Eurasia inhabited by the Scythians, from the 8th century BC to the 2nd century AD. Its location and extent varied over time but usually extended farther to the west than is indicated on this map.

Giovanni Boccaccio’s Famous Women said ".....extending from the Black Sea in a northerly direction towards Ocean."

The area known to classical authors as Scythia included:

The Sakas (Indo-Scythians) expanded to Sistan (which was also known as Sakestan) and the Indus valley from the 1st century BC, but these regions are not usually included in the term "Scythia."



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