Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.6.14. Cimmerians
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[German source]

The Cimmerians (Neo-Assyrian gi-mir/gi-mir-a-a or similar; OT gmr; Greek Kimmérioi) probably came from the central Caucasus. They were active in Asia Minor in the late 8th century [826–36], appearing first in the northeast of the territory of  Urarṭu. With respect to the MIA record, they are a unique example of a  mobile people that left little to nothing in the way of archaeological remains (small-scale art in the ‘Scythian animal style’, perhaps also arrowheads and horse harnesses [8]; [9]; [12146. 165 f.]) yet remain as a tangible presence for a time. …

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Wittke, Anne-Maria, “2.6.14. Cimmerians”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008024>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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