2000 years old Thracian chariot with horse skeletons. Found in Bulgaria

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13 Oct 2017 19:18 - +3402
How can they have iron 2000 years ago that hasn't rusted to nothing burried underground for 2000 years yet my 32 year old car can't even survive above ground!
13 Oct 2017 19:05 - +3210
" The four-wheeled wooden chariot, its intricately carved bronze plating and  fittings, plus the skeletal remains of two horses and a dog have been preserved in situ instead of being removed to a museum. Thracian chariots were often buried with up to eight horses and their elaborately decorated bridles. The bronze plating features scenes from Thracian mythology, like the god Eros, a jumping panther and a mythological animal with the body of a panther and the tail of a dolphin. Four wheeled chariots are a very rare find, and this one is particularly notable because of the large diameter of the wheels: 1.2 meters, almost 4 feet. The Thracian nobleman himself was also found buried with his chariot, the animals and some wooden and leather goods thought to be horse harnesses"
13 Oct 2017 18:13 - +1073
There once was a lady from Thrace Whose corsets would no longer lace Her mother said Nelly There's more in your belly Than ever went in through your face
13 Oct 2017 17:39 - +775
[More info](http://museum-of-artifacts.blogspot.com/2015/10/thracian-chariot-found-in-village-of.html)
13 Oct 2017 19:57 - +255
2000 year old chariot or 2000 year old quadcopter?
13 Oct 2017 20:43 - +193
I think that the Varna Necropolis with the dude with the golden penis from the 5th milenium BC is more intriguing. [Image](https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d4/fe/2e/d4fe2e1a7561a2c3b116db240ee5e4b5.jpg)
13 Oct 2017 21:36 - +104
I give it a month before I see this again on my aunt's Facebook saying it was found in the Red Sea and it's proof of Exodus.
13 Oct 2017 20:42 - +103
Jupiter's cock!
13 Oct 2017 20:35 - +89
That's the most Halloween thing you could find as an archaeologist
13 Oct 2017 20:47 - +55
There's something just so intrinsically cool about this. It's like a gift from the past. A small glimpse into the way things were. I love posts like this. Thanks OP
13 Oct 2017 20:15 - +38
Dan Carlin must be so excited right now.
13 Oct 2017 18:29 - +35
That must have been an airport rental chariot return line.
13 Oct 2017 20:02 - +29
What are the figures that look like oxidized copper? They almost look like chess pieces... Or maybe from a game faintly resembling chess? Some are the same size/shape, some even look like pawns and rooks...
13 Oct 2017 21:12 - +14
Wasn't this a boss fight in Dark Souls 2?
13 Oct 2017 21:41 - +13
It really bugs me that most people visiting Bulgaria are there for the cheap liquor and wooores. While there is so much ancient stuff around too see. Like the [Panagyurishte Treasure](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panagyurishte_Treasure), the [Thracian Tombs] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thracian_Tomb_of_Kazanlak) and many more. But hey we also have cheap liquor and fine wines.
13 Oct 2017 21:17 - +9
Bulgaria is really cool for ancient history. Recently visited Perpericon, it was amazing.
13 Oct 2017 21:03 - +7
We found Ethlyn and Quan people. ~~Travant did nothing wrong~~
13 Oct 2017 21:58 - +7
I read that as Tharcia like from Fire Emblem.
13 Oct 2017 20:54 - +7
There are similar findings some years ago in Greece, near the same area, there is an official page you can check if you people want, poor page but... http://www.mikridoxipara-zoni.gr/mainMenu_english.html
13 Oct 2017 20:45 - +6
John: "Where did you park the Chariot, Keith?" Keith "Forget it, we will walk home amd lift it in the morning"
13 Oct 2017 20:59 - +5
I think I know why the chariot crashed! There were *SKELETONS* driving it!

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