Remains of medieval horse found at Roman Colosseum

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by Admin

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The remains of a medieval horse have been found near the steps to the basement of the Colosseum in Rome.

The find was made while cleaning the area around the steps to the monument’s basement, Rome’s Superintendent for Archaeology Francesco Prosperetti said.

The horse’s skull dates back to between the 12th and 13th centuries, according to an initial analysis by an archaeozoologist.

However, further tests will have to be carried out to reveal crucial information about the horse’s age, state of health, and to give clues as to what it was doing at the amphitheatre.

The skull and bones are shown towards the end of the video below.

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Story: The Local.it | Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

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