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Joint burial of horse and rider

Foto: AMH0700/0750

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

The man, who was buried together with his horse, had his weapons - knife, sword, lance and shield - in his grave with him.Particularly interesting are parts of equestrian equipment – snaffle bit, bridle and saddle. They identify the dead as a high-ranking Saxon cavalryman. Riding was a privilege to which only a few people were entitled.

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  • Title: Joint burial of horse and rider
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date created: 0700/0750
  • Location created: Hollenstedt, Harburg district, Lower Saxony

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