Chariot of the outset of the new era is found out in Greece

Fragment of bronze frieze of the Greek chariot. 1st – 2ndC. AD

Greek archeologists found out skeletons of 2 persons, 16 horses and a two-wheeled chariot in the northeast of Greece.

The find was realized during the excavation near Litohori in Kavala. Eight horses were buried in pairs. The shield, weapon and some objects of every day life are found out with other items.

The chariot dated to approximately 1st-2nd centuries AD is the most valuable among found objects. According to experts it was for war and hunting. The chariot is decorated with bronze frieze on which there are scenes of three Heracles feats: a withdrawal of dog Cerberus from hell, the capture of the Erymanthian Boar and the destruction of the Stymphalian Birds.

In 2007 a wheel of the chariot was found out nearby under two skeletons of horses.

Excavations in Kavala are being held as part of preparation for construction of new highway which is to connect coast of Ionian Sea with areas near Turkish border.

Published in: on July 1, 2008 at 2:52 am  Leave a Comment  

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