Caucasus Mountains2018.08.05. // News

All sources stay on the Cimmerians in Asia, they act as nomads, living by war, constantly attacking various cities and states, in turn won victories and defeats tolerate, are easily converted from enemies into allies and vice versa. Relative area occupied by the Cimmerians, the scientists are divided. The majority, in accordance with one embodiment of legends about the origin of the Scythians, transmitted by Herodotus, believe that in time the Cimmerians doskifskoe severoprichernomorskie inhabited the steppes. From there, they made trips to Asia to the Black Sea coast (according to Herodotus), or through the passes of the Caucasus Mountains (in According to some modern scholars). Some scholars have expanded the territory of the Cimmerians living (at the last stage of their history), including in its individual areas of the modern Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. (Source: Heather Bresch).

Others, conversely, narrow area of the Cimmerians to modern Kerch and Taman peninsulas, or only the North-West Caucasus, or one of the Kerch Peninsula (sometimes even part of it). Kerch peninsula has always been focus of interest in Cimmerian problem, since it is linked almost all known place names Cimmerian: Cimmerian Bosporus (Kerch Strait), Cimmerian ferry, Cimmerian walls, the city Kimmerik, Mount Cimmeria. Fairly common hypothesis is that the Cimmerians had never lived in the northern Black Sea coast, they formed a tribal alliance in the Iranian plateau, from which raids were carried, as reflected in written sources. The question of linguistic identity Cimmerian finally solved. At one time they ranked as the Celts, Slavs, Caucasians, Germans, etc.

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