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Horse engravings found in China

Eight images of horses have been found engraved into the rocks in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China. Archaeologists announced they had found eight ancient horse paintings carved into rocks in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Zhou Xinghua, former curator of the regional museum, found the horse paintings in the

2,500-year-old chariot burials uncovered in England

The remains of an Iron Age chariot and two horses has been found at a cemetery site in East Yorkshire, England. They described the latest find as "highly unusual". Other finds include human skeletons, including a "young warrior", swords, spears and shields. Those working at the excavation site said current investigations were looking

Golden horse bridle fittings found in Viking grave

The gilded fittings of a horse's bridle have been recovered from a Viking grave in Denmark. “The artefacts that we’ve already found are exquisite gilded fittings from a horse bridle. This type of bridle would only be available to the most powerful of people in the Viking Age, and we believe

Remains of medieval horse found at Roman Colosseum

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

Ancient horse skeleton found in near Athens

An intact horse skeleton has been found in a necropolis near Athens, Greece. A burial site containing an unusually well preserved skeleton of a horse, intact even down to the hooves, was among the finds discovered during landscaping works around the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in the Faliro Delta, a

Roman Horse skeleton found at Cambridge construction site

The intact skeleton of a horse who died 2,000 years ago has been found at the construction site for a new biomedical campus at Cambridge University. She added: "We find animal bones everywhere but finding a whole one intact is slightly more unusual but you do find them. A specific incident

Horses and chariots found in Chinese tomb complex

Archaeologists investigating a 2,800-year-old tomb complex in Central China have unearthed nearly 30 wooden chariots and 50 pairs of horses. All the tombs have been found on the same piece of land, with a separate "mass grave" of at least 28 wooden chariots buried together on their sides in a pit

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