Mysterious burial of horses standing

Mysterious burial of horses standing

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Thracian chariot and two horses that were buried in an upright position. Chariot and skeletons of horses 2,500 years ago were discovered in the village of Svestari in northeastern Bulgaria. A two-wheeled carriage and horse corpses were found in a Thracian tomb, together with some decorations.

Mysterious burial of horses standing

Professor Diana Dzhergova from the National Institute of Archeology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, who led the excavation, said that "the discovery of a unique, since it is not like any other chariot Thracian era ever found in Bulgaria."

Mysterious burial of horses standing

Scientists believe that it belonged to one of the members of the Thracian nobility in the second half of the 1st century AD, according to the presence of expensive jewelry in the nearby graves. Experts believe that the chariot was placed in a narrow hole with sloping sides to allow the horses to easily enter the place of his final resting place, after which they were killed.

Mysterious burial of horses standing

The tomb also found the skeleton of a dog, and the next - the warrior's grave, which is expected and was the charioteer. Along with him were buried his armor, spear and sword, as well as medications and ink, indicating that its formation.

Mysterious burial of horses standing Mysterious burial of horses standing