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ECWG Dinner:Rise of the Horseback Warrior Nomads by Trevor Wallace

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Explorers Club Members, Associates/Friends & Members’ Guests, and Non-Members’ Guest List are cordially invited to the January 2019 ECWG dinner meeting at the Cosmos Club, with an after-dinner presentation by Trevor Wallace Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 6:00 PM

About the Presentation

The Scythians were a group of nomadic horse warriors that ruled the steppes of Eurasia from the 9th Century B.C.E. to about 100 B.C.E. They were widely feared in the ancient world and fought viciously against the Greeks, Persians, and Chinese. They had no written language but built elaborate burial mounds from the Black Sea all the way to Siberia that were filled with treasures for their chieftains to bring into the afterlife. Scythians were known for their elaborate gold work that depicted wild beasts entangled with mythical creatures and spectacular organic artifacts that have been preserved in permafrost. These frozen finds include wooden carvings, textiles, and tattoo-laden ice mummies.

Though they were a highly mobile culture with no large cities or settlements. They innovated, and produced the earliest known horse bridal technology, riding pants, and carpets. Trevor filmed the first excavation of the royal Scythian tomb Tunnug-1 in the ‘Valley of the Tsars’ in Siberia. The carbon dates of the wood from the grave chambers marked it as the oldest gravesite wood ever found, making the site an origin point for the culture.



About Out Speaker

Join filmmaker and explorer Trevor Wallace for some real tomb raiders, ancient treasure, and the history of nomadic horse lords of Eurasia. He has just returned from three and one-half months in Siberia, excavating the oldest known Scythian tomb. He will share stories and excerpts from his upcoming film, “Frozen Corpses Golden Treasures”. He received the 2018 New Explorer of the Year Award and recently the Scott Pearlman Field Award for his work documenting and protecting cultural heritage around the world. Trevor has screened films at the American Museum of Natural History, the Polar Film Festival, and the World Water Forum. He is a licensed drone pilot with experience in remote environments ranging from the high Arctic to the scrublands of Kenya. In 2017 he was a part of the team that discovered the oldest (and largest) royal Scythian tomb ever unearthed. Working with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Geographical Society he has received exclusive support to document this history making excavation. He also investigated the supply chain of illegal artifacts while working to expose tomb raiders and smugglers.



  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Crispy Duck Breast, Celery Root Puree, Roasted Sweet Dumpling Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Cherry Red Wine Sauce
  • Caramel & Chocolate Cake, Berries, Caramel Sauce

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  • Guest names(s)
  • Number of vegetarian meals (if any) desired
  • Organization Affiliation if other than ECWG

Mail with check to :

Deborah Bell
411 7th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
ph 202-744-8700

Cost: $55 per person

No cancellations will be accepted after Tuesday evening, 15 January 2018.



January 19
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Deborah Bell


The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington DC, 20008 United States
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(202) 387-7783