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Archaeology. An archaeologist removing a human bone that has been excavated from a burial site of a Sarmatian settlement in the Rostovskaya region of Russia. The Sarmatians were an Iranian people of classical times living in what today is south-eastern Russia, Ukraine and the Balkans. They lived in the 7th-4th centuries BCE. Their modern descendants are the Ossetians. Photographed in 1988.
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