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.