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Ancient metal equestrian bit unearthed in Israel

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.

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Story: Horsetalk.co.nz | Photo: Paleontological Research Corporation

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