Wagon A

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The horses are lying on one side of the pit with their heads towards the dismantled wagon. Beside them was buried a dog. The curved parts of the wooden yoke, (the part which is placed on the animals’ shoulders), was sheathed with a thin sheet of lead. Tusks from wild boars, one with a bronze-sheathed tip, decorated the yoke. The tusks and dog skeleton suggest that the owner of this wagon was a hunter. The wild boar, a ferocious animal, the hunting of which was a favourite past-time of the nobility in the Roman period, is still common in the Rhodope mountains.
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