Ancient metal equestrian bit unearthed in Israel
Published on March 21st, 2012 | by Admin
The earliest known metal equestrian bit has been found at a burial site in Israel.
The bit was discovered in an equid burial site at Tel-Haror, and had probably been used on a donkey.
Archaeologists led by Professor Eliezer Oren, from Ben Gurion University, made the discovery in a layer of material dating from 1750 BC to 1650 BC, known as the Middle Bronze IIB Period.
Story: Horsetalk.co.nz | Photo: Paleontological Research Corporation