The Invasion of Alans – Artashes and Satinik

The Invasion of Alans – Artashes and Satinik

In the mid-180s BC, a powerful horde of Sarmatians crossed the Volga river and defeated the Scythians, who until then had reigned in the near Caucasian and Black Sea steppes. The leaders of the Scythians were destroyed or assimilated. Mostly, they merged with the Sarmatian ranks, further strengthening the latter. In the pre-Caucasian and Black …

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