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The Sword of the Carolingians

... hundreds of kilometers. The first Russians reached that territory together with the detachments of the legendary explorer Ermak; therefore one can not speak of any “forest tract” in the center of the Baraba steppe. But if this hypothesis of how the sword got to Siberia is valid, it must have reached the Ob-Irtysh forest-steppe, where the Baraba is located, by accident, as a result of barter (or as a war trophy?) between the taiga Ugor population and the Turkic-speaking people. The contact zone of these two ethnic ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
sword , Okladnikov , excavations , Siberia
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