The Ukok Princess and the Scythians


In 1993, in the freezing Siberian Steppes, archeologists unearthed a remarkable grave. In it they found the tattoed and mummifed remains of a 2500 year old female shaman. This discovery would contribute to a complete re-imagining of the lives of women in antiquity, and allow historians to see the connection between the mythical Amazons and their real-life counterparts, the Scythians. Join us as we untangle myth from reality, unlocking the Ukok Princess’ secrets, and those of her warrior sisters, to understand more about the powerful archetype of the Amazon, and how she continues to inspire us today!

‘The Siberian Princess reveals her 2500 year old tattoos’, The Siberian Times, 14 August 2012

Mayor, Adrienne, Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, Princeton University Press, 2014

Worrall, Simon, ‘Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men’, National Geographic, 28 October 2014,

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