Sunday, 13 February 2011

Interesting Lady: Queen Thomyris

Name: Thomyris/Tomyris
Occupation: queen
Whose queen: the Massagetae (don't ask me)
When: 530 BC approximately
Where: Central Asia

Main achievement: Defeat and kill the Persian king Cyrus the Great in a great battle


- 1 Andrea del Castagno (1420-1457), Uffizi Gallery, Florence
- 2 Lambert Bernardi (c 1520-c 1536) from the series Nine heroines of Antiquity
     Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


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