Ukraine travel guide



Ukraine Travel Guide

Ukraine History

Early History

Human settlement in the region of actual Ukraine has been documented into remote prehistory. The Neolithic Cucuteni-Trypillian culture flourished between 5500 BC and 2750 BC in an extensive area that covered parts of contemporary Ukraine including the Dnieper-Dniester region.

During the Iron Age, the territory was populated by Dacians, Cimmerians, Scythians, and Sarmatians, among other nomadic peoples. Between 8th and 1st BC it was part of the Scythian Kingdom, or Scythia. Later, colonies such as Tyras, Olbia, and Hermonassa settled in the area.

Around 250 AD to 375 AD, the Goths, a Germanic clan, arrived to the Ukrainian region. The Ostrogoths lived in the region but came under the control of the Huns from the 370s. North of the Ostrogothic kingdom was the Slavic Kiev culture, blooming from the 2nd to 5th centuries, when it was invaded by the Huns.

In the 7th century AD, the region of eastern Ukraine was largely populated by Bulgar tribes, at the end of the century, the majority of Bulgar tribes migrated in diverse directions and the land was absorbed by the Khazars, who ruled the area from the 7th to the 9th centuries, the region was occupied from the Khazars by the Varangian noble Oleg. During this time, Slavic tribes began to inhabit the region forming a confederation known as Kyivan Rus

Ukraine History

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