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1000 BCE: Scythians migrate from Persia into the Asian steppes.
700 BCE - 300 BCE: Scythians dominate the western Asian steppes.
676 BCE: Scythians and Mannaens attack Assyria.
612 BCE: Nineveh is sacked and burned by combined forces of Babylonians and Medes.
600 BCE - 300 BCE: The Scythians prosper north of the Black Sea.
520 BCE: Darius I of Persia fights the Scythians (not very successfully).
513 BCE - 512 BCE: Darius I of Persia campaigns against Scythians into European Scythia, past the Danube River, Scythians refuse to fight and Darius is forced to abandon the campaign due to lack of provisions.
500 BCE - 300 BCE: Rich Scythian burials.
350 BCE: The Scythians have absorbed a lot of Greek culture; Scythian artefacts show Greek-style depictions.
342 BCE: Philip II leads a military expedition against the Scythians.
339 BCE: Philip II of Macedon fights the Scythians.
329 BCE: Alexander the Great wins a decisive battle at the Iaxartes river against the Scythians.
300 BCE: Sarmatians conquer the Scythians.
200 BCE - 100 BCE: Scythians tribes migrate into Bactria, Sogdiana and Arachosia.
177 BCE: The Yuezhi Confederation conquers the Sakas of Issyk Lake.
145 BCE: Eucratidia is taken by the Sakas.
139 BCE: Eucratidia is looted to the ground by the Yuezhei.
80 BCE - 75 CE: The combined Scytho-Parthians rule Gandhara.
100 CE: By the end of first century CE, Scythians (Sakas) manage to establish their sway in central and south-eastern India.
350 CE: Beginning of Sarmatian expansion into Scythians territory.