Posts Tagged ‘chariot’

Iron Age Chariot Axle Offers A Rare Example of Prehistoric Technology

An “exceptionally rare” Iron Age wooden axle from a chariot or cart has been found in a waterlogged pit in Eastbridge, Suffolk. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

The Life Of A Celebrity Roman Chariot Horse

“The horses burst through the sky and with swift-hooved feet cut a dash through the clouds, which blocked their way as borne on wings they passed the east wind.” (Ovid, Metamorphoses II.157–60) Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later  Source

Pompeii: First Ever Roman Ceremonial Chariot Discovered in Italy!

Archaeologists excavating the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii have discovered an exceptional ceremonial chariot that is almost intact. The ancient carriage is made from iron, bronze and tin and contains well-preserved bronze decorations. The discovery is ‘without precedent in Italy’.  The four-wheeled carriage was found inside a double-level portico near the stables of […]

Ancient Roman ‘Lamborghini’ chariot discovered at Pompeii in immaculate condition (PHOTOS)

Archaeologists are gushing after “an extraordinary find” of a perfectly preserved chariot with “no parallel in Italy thus far” was made at Pompeii. The “exceptional discovery” has already been described by one expert in the ancient world as the equivalent of discovering a Roman-era sports car.  “Many of the vehicles I’d written about before … […]

In 532 AD, a chariot race related riot left thousands dead in Constantinople modern Istanbul. Of course my size and my s

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