116 Wulfsen horse grave

Horse Burial
Horse Burial

Three horses lay in a pit in the middle of the grave field at Wulfsen; they date from the time before the Christianisation of the Saxons. Whether they were an offering to the gods or mounts to accompany a deceased person into the afterlife cannot be clearly determined. The Saxons occasionally buried horses in their cemeteries, but three animals in one grave is quite unusual.

Info: Showcase 116

Horse Burial

Age: 700 - 800 n. Chr. Middle Ages

Material: Animal Bones

Location: Wulfsen