A new film about a 6th-century BCE queen known as Tomiris by Kazakh director Akan Satayev is set to be released this autumn.

The historic epic will focus on the life of Tomyris, whose Massagetae were an Indo-Iranian confederation of nomadic tribesmen who fought off the powerful Persian Empire of Cyrus the Great when he attempted to expand his dominion into the great steppes of what is now modern Kazakhstan.

Stories of Tomyris' exploits against Cyrus date back to antiquity. The Ancient ...

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