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Buried chariot and horses found in Bulgaria


A 2,500-year-old Thracian chariot has been found, along with the horses that pulled it, in Bulgaria. What’s interesting is that the horses were buried in an upright position.

Experts believe the chariot was placed in a narrow hole with a sloping side to allow horses, decorated with elaborate harnesses, to pull it into its final resting place, after which they were killed.

The evidence of small metal disks on the horses’ heads at the new sight, suggest they too were wearing harnesses.

The Borissovo chariot was supported by stones in order to keep it in its final position and offers researchers the chance to see how the vehicles were put together, including a ‘boot’ which held a bronze pan and ladle, grill and bottles.

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Story: Sarah Griffiths, Novinite | Photo: Novinite

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