Did the Amazons Really Exist? - Adrienne Mayor

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 29 March 2021
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It was long assumed that Amazons, the fierce and fearsome women warriors of Greece, were imaginary. But curiously enough, stories from ancient Egypt, Persia, the Middle East, Central Asia, India and China also featured Amazon-like warrior women. And Amazons were described in ancient historical accounts, not just myths. Who were the real women warriors known as Amazons? Adrienne Mayor investigates.

Lesson by Adrienne Mayor, animation by Silvia Prietov.

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