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Sutton Hoo Mound 17 - Horse harness


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In mound 17 a horse and a young man about 25 years old were buried side by side. He was dressed as a warrior with a shield and sword; the horse had a beautiful harness. The horse sacrifice was only made to warriors of very high standing in noble cemeteries. The discovery was made in 1991.

22nd Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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