20 Most Mysterious Peoples of the World

18. Sarmatians

Herodotus called them “pangolin-headed”, M. Lomonosov believed they were ancestors of the Slavic, the Polish nobles thought themselves to be their direct descendants. The Sarmatians left a lot of secrets. Perhaps they had matriarchy, some scientists suppose that Russian kokoshnik was invented by the Sarmatians.

These people had a tradition of an artificial skull deformation, that enabled people to have egg-shaped heads.




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