A Thracian four-wheeled chariot with horses was found in an ancient tomb of a noble aristocrat. The find dates back to the 1st century AD.
An ancient artifact was discovered in 2008 by Veselin Ignatovich in Bulgaria. The age of the chariot is from 1800 to 2000 years. The chariot is made of wood and covered with bronze. In addition, it can be seen that it was decorated with scenes from Thracian mythology: a jumping panther, the god Eros and mythical animals with a panther’s body and a dolphin’s tail.
A four-wheeled chariot is a rare archaeological find; two-wheeled ones are more common. And in this case, the cart is also with large wheels with a diameter of 1.2 m.
This unique archaeological find allows you to see the full picture of the ritual burials of the noble Thracians, who believed in the afterlife.
Many items were placed in the afterlife for the dead. And the richer the deceased, the richer the gifts. Horses were also deliberately killed at the time of burial. The action can be regarded as an additional sacrifice to the gods to facilitate the transition to the other world, as well as a necessary means of transportation. How can an aristocrat manage there without a chariot.
In addition to the chariot, archaeologists have found many other artifacts. This is considered great luck, as most of the tombs have long been ravaged.