Roman Empire Chariot and Horses Unearthed

Biblical Archaeology Society | 10/17/2019 | Staff
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The skeletal remains of the two horses were laid out, as though still yoked to the chariot they pulled in life. This scene was unearthed from a Roman burial mound at the Stari Jackovci site in modern Croatia. Dated to the third century C.E. near the end of the Roman Empire, the mound was one of the most recent examples of this Roman Empire burial practice that archaeologists have yet found.

Only the wealthiest families, those with prominent roles in the province, would likely by buried under tumulas in the Roman province of Pannonia. This site was at the side of a major road of the Roman Empire which connected the Apennine Peninsula to the Balkans and Asia Minor. For a family to locate their tomb there was a way of showing extreme wealth.

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